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Vulture research project

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I have seen a tagged lappet faced vulture in Northern Botswana. The vulture was marked with a yellow sign with a nummer. It was on top of the Chobe n.p. along the river. I was wondering if there is a research project going on here. I'm interested and hope to find more information here!

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@@kobet - were you able to read/record the number on the tag? I ask because resighting info is very important to the researchers who tagged the Lappet-faced Vulture.

 

In terms of who may have tagged it: there appear to be multiple organizations tagging Lappet-faced Vultures in southern Africa. One good possibility is the annual Lappet-faced Vulture ringing and tagging effort in Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. This web page from the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre mentions the project - they might be able to put you in touch with the project organizers:

http://www.gobabebtrc.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest-news/305-annual-ringing-and-tagging-of-the-leopard-faced-vulture-population-

 

WildlifeAct also does Vulture tagging and research: http://wildlifeact.com/

This is a photo of a Lappet-faced Vulture in the nest just prior to being tagged by WildlifeAct: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112660428148868490/

 

A somewhat longer shot is the South African organization Vulpro - I think they have only tagged 1 Lappet-faced Vulture:

http://www.vulpro.com/vulture-tracking/lappet-faced-vulture-tag-009/

 

 

There are other possibilities - I found the above by googling the following: tagged lappet faced vulture

 

Good luck and I hope you have the number you can give to the researchers who tagged it!

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