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Katie Rooke

Email: askariconservation@gmail.com

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I love it when a plan comes together....left this morning in search of the Askari pride males. Didn't take long to find 'Mambana', busy doing some morning patrolling. Check our Instagram story on #askariwcp to hear him in action! ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an exciting day for our resident White-backed vultures. N14 has become the first nest of the season to hatch a chick 🐣🐣🥳🥳. We are currently monitoring 14 active vulture nests and after an approximate 56 day incubation, we are thrilled to see our first new addition. The babies can be very hard to spot in these early weeks as they stay low down in the nest, but we'll definitely be looking a little closer at each of our sites from now on #askariwcp ... See MoreSee Less

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*International Vulture Awareness Day*
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To create awareness about the continued threats to all vulture species globally. Vultures play a crucial role in the environment, clearing the bush of carcasses. Despite their ecological importance, populations across Africa are undergoing rapid declines and facing crisis.
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Vultures are at high risk of powerline electrocution and collisions. They are also poisoned, both intentionally and unintentionally. Their body parts are used in traditional medicine and they are poisoned by poachers to stop them alerting rangers and anti-poaching teams to the illegal activities of poachers.
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When farmers use poison to control an unwanted carnivore, they may inadvertently kill vultures which feed on the poisoned bait. Sadly, our own Limpopo province has been identified as a vulture poisoning hotspot.
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Check out the great work of the Endangered Wildlife Trust Trust to see how you can help and even contribute to the Raptor Emergency Fund.
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Can you identify these 4 regularly seen vulture species here at Askari? #askariwcp
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