Catch A Vulture By The Toe

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Vulture researcher Corinne Kendall reports on a week spent trapping and satellite tagging vultures in Tanzania.

Just the Facts: African Vultures

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Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Learn more facts about these very interesting birds.

Photo Gallery: African Vultures

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The various species of African Vultures are part of a larger group of species known as “Old World” vultures. They in fact bear little genetic similarity to “New World” vultures found in North and South America. All vulture species play very important roles in the health of their respective habitats.

African Vulture Research: October 2015 Update

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Researchers have placed satellite telemetry tags on two vultures near two national parks in Tanzania. These tags will allow the researchers to track the vultures for about twelve months and, in doing so, to gather important information about their movement, mortality, and breeding.

African Vulture Research

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Vultures play a critical role in any landscape where they are found and, in fact, often serve as indicators for the quality of a particular habitat. Human actions, however, are having a significant impact on vulture populations around the world.

African Vulture Research: 2014 Summary

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Using road surveys, researchers continue their work focused on vultures located in two national parks in Tanzania. Conclusions about vulture movements in that region of Africa leads the researchers to a decision to initiate satellite telemetry studies.

African Vulture Research: 2013 Summary

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Researchers working in two national parks in Tanzania used a variety of methods to begin a project focused on understanding, and better protecting, vultures and other scavenging birds.