Sending you now a picture of a beautiful collage that the VCF received a couple days ago – all the way from South Africa! This piece of art work has been made by Zoe Mafham.
Bearded vultures are also endangered in Africa – the subspecies there is different from the Eurasian one. In South Africa, where the species is well studied, there has been a 50% decline over the last few decades, with a significant range contraction – it numbers only just over 100 pairs currently. The species has disappeared or is the verge of extinction throughout Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, 10 pairs), and the Ethiopian stronghold may also have less pairs than previously estimated.