Our innovative conservation team has been busy preparing a rather unusual new eatery at Safarihoek in Namibia, in the shape of a vulture restaurant!
The initiative came about due to the sad fact that vulture numbers in southern Africa have been in decline for the past 30 years, and despite not being the prettiest of characters, they are a fascinating and integral part of the ecosystem.
A primary cause of their decline is through accidental poisoning on farms. Many farmers will leave out poisoned carcasses in order to attract and kill large carnivores who might otherwise kill their livestock, and unfortunately, the temptation also brings in the vultures.
It is hoped that our new vulture restaurant will top the vultures’ lists of ‘where to be seen’, and draw the birds away from farmlands, giving them a safe place to eat unpoisoned food and support their chick-rearing endeavors. They certainly seem to approve of the menu so far!
The first Saturday of September is International Vulture Awareness Day.
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