More vultures perish in Botswana once more due to poisoning.
In a sad turn of events, fifty White-backed Vultures were found dead near a buffalo carcass on the 5th of August 2022 in the western boundary of the Chobe National Park. The buffalo carcass had a missing rear leg, some bones and the tip of a tail cut off. Even so, the carcass was largely intact and the suspicion is that the buffalo may have been killed before being poisoned. To some, the number fifty may seem low, but considering the already dwindling population of vultures, this number is relatively high. For the first time in Botswana, we witnessed a report of an incident where vultures had missing body parts that were clearly cut off. Observations from the scene show heads, feet and internal organs removed from these vultures with a sharp object suspected to be a knife. It is suspected that body parts were opportunistically extracted by the public because the incident occurred less than 20m away from a regularly-used track. It is not clear whether body parts were cut off by local or cross boarder poachers. Read more
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- Installation of Elephant Deterrent Webbing System (EDWS) in response to elephant crop-raiding in Boteti area,
- Using online platform to build local CBO Capacity,
- Building multi-sectorial capacity to tackle illegal wildlife poisoning,
- Biodiversity monitoring Training workshops in Wetland areas,
- District Council Presentation,
- Dead vultures incident near Mosu Village,
- World Wetlands Day,Education awareness session,
- African Bird Club Supports Communities,
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