Above Photo: C. Lisby, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within accredited zoos and aquariums and leverages their massive audiences to save species. African vultures are now an official SAFE species.
African Vultures Toolkit
SAFE Focus Days
We've also provided frames and logos if you would like to use your own images.
Visit our Google Drive folder with Vulture SAFE Branding and Logos
Photo: Denver Zoo
Inside Africa episode 478 - Vultures
Vultures, vulture biology, Vulture Crisis.
Untamed Science- Vultures
with the North Carolina Zoo's Dr. Corinne Kendall, African Vulture SAFE Program Leader. This video gives a great overview of vulture crises around the world, especially the African Vulture Crisis.
AV SAFE Action Plan
African Vulture SAFE 3 Year Action Plan
The 3-Year Action Plan prepared by the African Vulture SAFE steering committee outlines the strategic needs and plans for coordinate SAFE program partners.
Annual Reports and Updates
2019 Vulture SAFE Updates
North Carolina Zoo's Annual Report: Southern Tanzania Vulture Program
African Vulture SAFE Species
African vulture species function as a scavenging guild with each species providing unique adaptations necessary to find and dispose of carrion collectively. As such, it makes more sense to focus conservation efforts on a suite of African vulture species rather than a single species.
This subset of African vultures was selected for the SAFE program for a number of reasons. First, these are the most common African vulture species found in AZA institutions. Second, a number of zoos already had conservation initiatives linked to these species at the time of the submission of the proposal for African Vultures as a SAFE program. Finally, these species have a large amount of overlap in their geographic distribution (with the exception of Ruppell’s and Cape Vultures) and share similar threats and thus conservation needs. Our program can thus focus on a few key activities that can have a positive effect on all six species considered here.
Vulture Jewelry Fundraiser
We've partnered with Andrew Schumann of Schumann Sculpture, who has created some beautiful pieces for the Vulture SAFE program. $4-5 from each piece will go to the Vulture SAFE program.
African Vulture Multi-Species Action Plan (MSAP)
The MSAP is a collaborative action plan covering 128 range states which aims to provide a comprehensive, strategic conservation Action Plan covering the geographic ranges of all 15 species of migratory African-Eurasian vultures and to promote concerted, collaborative and coordinated international actions towards the recovery of these populations to acceptable levels by 2029.
The Multi-Species Action Plan overview for old-world vultures
Vulture Threats map from the Multi-Species Action Plan