African Raptors

The online home of African Raptor interests

African Raptors header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'African Raptor News'

First Black Harrier Research Newsletter available

May 7th, 2017 · No Comments · African Raptor News, Raptor Research

Harrier expert Rob Simmons has recently published the first Black Harrier Research Newsletter. From the introduction: Welcome to our 1st newsletter in which we bring you the latest in Black Harrier conservation. 2016 was a very interesting year – with partners and sponsors making it possible for us to undertake ground-breaking research in chemical contaminants […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

The African Raptor Databank – your help is needed!

November 27th, 2016 · No Comments · African Raptor News, Raptor Research

Successful conservation needs science.  And science needs data. The ambitious African Raptor Databank (ARDB) projects aims to get as much data as possible about African raptors. The goal of the ARDB is: “The ARDB aims to ascertain the conservation status of raptors and their habitats across Africa, and to help build the local expertise needed […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Information required on Marabou Storks

June 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · African Raptor News

What is the Marabou Stork doing on the African Raptors site when it is not a raptor!? Some people regard them as close allies of the vultures since they are often seen scavenging together, and this is precisely why I’ve taken the liberty of posting this request for information here. I’m hoping that raptor biologists […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Summit to save Africa’s vulture populations from extinction

May 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · African Raptor News

Eleven species of vulture occur on the African continent and the populations of these species have declined considerably. The range and extent of threats facing these species is varied, but include poisoning, habitat loss, and collection for food and witchcraft. The Vulture Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, working with the Birds of […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Amur Falcon migration route finally plotted

September 5th, 2010 · 16 Comments · African Raptor News

Bernd Meyburg and his team has presented the first ever satellite tracking data for Amur Falcons at two conferences, one in the East (Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network conference, Mongolia) and one in South Africa (Birds of Prey Programme Conference, Kimberley). The information gathered on 7 tracked Amur Falcons most probably represents the most exciting satellite […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Vulture Workshop in the Masai Mara National Reserve – by Munir Virani

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · African Raptor News

It was quite a frantic week planning ahead for the 3rd Vulture Workshop (the second in the Masai Mara) funded by The Peregrine Fund, which took place at Basecamp Explorer in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The Basecamp Foundation and the Explorer Camp were extremely generous to provide subsidized accommodation […]

[Read more →]

Tags: