The African Vulture Crisis

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

There are numerous different types of African Vulture across the vast continent.  They are majestic, but often receive bad PR on account of their scavenging habits and unorthodox looks.  In recent years, there’s been a 98% decrease in their population, in part due to the rapid changes in cities infrastructure, and the poisoning of animal carcasses from which they feed.   This is not only catastrophic for Vultures, but for towns and cities across Africa.  Vultures are extremely efficient at clearing up waste, but without them the African states have a big problem!

The wonderful folks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology work tirelessly to help protect endangered species.  This film was made by the lab as part of an initiative called the The Multi-species Action Plan M-sAP. The aim is to rapidly halt current population declines.

422 South worked with the Cornell Lab to produce range maps and data animations which sit within the for the film to illustrate the extent of their range, and to illustrate how the species is in decline.

For more information visit : MsAP

Film produced and directed by  Conservation Media at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology