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NYOKA RIDGE CAPE VULTURE PROJECT

The construction of a state of art endangered Cape Vulture feeding\monitoring facility:

Vulture populations face a dearth of man-made hazards that include a diminishing food source, electrocution on electricity pylons, drowning and ingesting poisons. . Vultures are all now highly endangered in Africa. The values of vulture restaurants have been well articulated over the years and include allowing for the monitoring of vulture populations, assisting the population by providing a regular source of safe food, a source of calcium (bone-chips) for bone development in growing chicks, a venue for research, education and awareness. Project commenced in 2011 with the construction of the Pond, followed by installation of water tank, trees for perching,construction of viewing facility September 2011, Ablution facility for viewing area completed 2013, custom built trailer to transport Vulture food delivered December 2013, trap cameras purchased, Final phase 2016\17 Construction of a hide including ablution facility and walkway. Aim close up viewing of birds by visitors.


Project location
South Africa
Project dates
Start: 01 January 2016
End:  30 June 2017
Project category
Community, Economic and community development
Funding
Required $ 16 000
Project contacts
Mr John Wesson, Brits-Hartbeespoort| (contact)
Partners
Brits-Hartbeespoort, South Africa (Rotary Club)
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PROJECT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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    Spiralling Vultures
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    Public and Rotarians enjoying the view
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    Rotarians in action
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    Rotarians in action catering on site
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    Proposed hide
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    Cape Vulture
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    Sign indicating project adjacent to road
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    International Vulture day celebrated each year
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    Cape Vulture
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    Pond at feeding spot
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    Cape Vultures at feeding spot
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    Viewing facility
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    Trailer built for transporting Vulture food
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    Ablution and barbecue facility

IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
100
Hours
Number of volunteers
10
People
Total cash contributions
2,000
USD
Total in-kind contributions
5,200
USD

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