In the last of the GoPro HERO3+ Adventure Series, Kerri Wolter and Walter Neser (a South African couple) highlight Africa’s Cape Griffon Vulture, ranging from rescuing injured birds to releasing captive bred vultures.
Kerri Wolter and Walter Neser have put together this video to enlighten us on the beauty of the endangered Cape Griffon Vulture. If you wish to learn more about their efforts in Vulture Conservation, they urge you to visit http://www.vulpro.com
The Cape Griffon vulture, the largest bird of its kind in Africa, is also one of the most endangered. Listed as “vulnerable” to extinction by the World Conservation Union (which is similar to “threatened” on the Endangered Species List) the Cape Griffon vulture has suffered a significant population decline over the past few decades. Among the dangers faced by the Capes, which are confined to a small area of south and southwest Africa, is electrocution on power lines. In addition, changes in the migration patterns of large game herds and an increase in domesticated animals (which are usually buried when they die) have diminished the amount of food available to the birds and led to dietary insufficiencies.” -From PBS (Read More about the Cape Griffon Vulture Here!)
It is important to recognize and build awareness on endangered species before it is too late. Kerri Wolter and Walter Neser are doing more than their part in helping to protect the beautiful Cape Griffon Vulture species.