News Ruppell’s Vulture

Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid...

Mon, 04/02/2019
On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's...

Fri, 31/08/2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016
Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010
Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...