GPS/GSM FLite tags to be used to track white headed vulture across Southern Africa.
The Hawk Trust are attaching FLite GPS wildlife telemetry tags from GPS Collars Ltd to White-headed Vultures at several locations in Africa to assess their movements. White-headed Vultures are almost completely restricted to protected areas and scientists do not know anything about the connectivity of populations between different areas. The protected area network in Africa is very fragmented and this has consequences for the conservation management of what appears to be a meta-population of White-headed Vultures. Understanding their movements also contributes to our understanding of the threats they face from various types of poisoning threat and also unsustainable harvesting for the trade in animal parts.
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