The journal of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group
Manager: André Botha,
Administrator: Rebecca Mabuza,
Dr Campbell Murn FRSB
Prof. Peter Mundy
CONTRIBUTOR INFORMATION - pdf download
The IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Vulture Specialist Group Study Group is dedicated to Accipitrid and Cathartid vulture conservation, research and education.
Vulture News is the journal of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group. It was originally the journal of the Vulture Study Group, which was formed in 1973 in southern Africa. The journal has been published since 1979 and is a venue for research, news, information and reports on vultures in all parts of the word where they occur. Contributions from ornithologists, research biologists, bird watchers, conservationists and any other interested people are encouraged. Single (or a series of) interesting pictures with extended captions are also encouraged. Refer to contributor information for more details.
Current correspondents include:
Sasol - adding protection to natural life
Sasol is passionately involved in numerous environmental and conservation projects in South Africa and has integrated the concept and pursuit of sustainable development into its business values.
The group supports endangered species such as wild dogs and vultures and sponsors a series of books on flora and fauna as well as bird-call recordings. It has also invested in community bird watching facilities and wildlife conservation programmes.
Sasol also supports several projects for the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatised wild animals, funds school level environmental education programmes, and is involved in nature conservation at community level, such as the establishment of game conservancies adjacent to the Sasol factories at Secunda and Sasolburg.
Another significant initiative is Sasol Sensory Trail at Delta Park in Johannesburg which was especially conceived to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the environment.