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Bearded Vulture

    Lesotho wildlife

    The Bearded Vulture

    February 26, 2015

    Bearded Vulture The Bearded Vulture is an integral component of the environment, performing an essential ecological role as a scavenger. They are an economical way of disposing of carcasses and in doing so they limit the spread of disease. The Bearded Vulture is a spectacular sight in its own right, the Bearded Vulture also has spiritual & cultural values to many cultures over the centuries (Project Vulture; 2015).…

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  • Maliba-Lodge

    Maliba Main Lodge Opening 2014

    Maliba Lodge Celebrates The Opening Of The New Main Lodge  After considerable perseverance over the past 15 months, Maliba Lodge takes great pride in announcing the completion, and opening of the newly constructed Main…

    November 20, 2014
  • Lesotho wildlife

    New light for the Bearded Vulture

    New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species   The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture…

    September 29, 2014
  • Lesotho News

    Another bearded vulture killed by poisoning

    The Maloti-Drakensberg mountain range is home to the only remaining population of southern African Bearded Vultures. Due to ongoing threats causing high death tolls, the population has been depleted to a critical level of…

    March 9, 2014
  • Lesotho News

    Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead

    The controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg has received the go-ahead from the Lesotho Government. Conservationists are concerned that this decision does not bode well for the future of vultures in the region…

    March 9, 2014
  • Lesotho News

    Another Bearded Vulture dies

    In August 2009 a Bearded Vulture was captured by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife staff in the Underberg area and fitted with a tracking device as part of the ongoing Maluti Drakensberg Vulture Project lead by…

    June 28, 2012
  • Lesotho News

    Vulture project and Camera Trap!

    Vultures have in the past been seen as vermin which have spread disease and killed livestock and have been ruthlessly wiped out as a result.  Their numbers have been further reduced by a dwindling habitat…

    February 5, 2012
  • Lesotho Culture

    The Bearded Vulture of Lesotho

    Common Names: Bearded Vulture, Lamb Vulture, Lammergeier, Lammergeyer or Lammergeir. The name of the Lammergeier originates from German, in which language it means “lamb-vulture.” This raptor will often drop bones from a great height…

    September 29, 2011
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