Finding answers... For what we should, but don’t know!
Scientific enquiry has produced amazing quantities of knowledge
We know more about the fascinating workings and the fragility of the natural world than ever before. And we use that information as best we can to conserve the world for all its living constituents and their offspring.
Yet there are many gaps to fill!
Great numbers of organisms have never been described, countless mysteries of life elude us, and we comprehend little or nothing of many fundamental environmental processes.
The more gaps are filled, the better we understand natural processes
With a good understanding of natural processes, measures to care for that which must be preserved will improve. And we will be more equipped to restore that which has been broken.
Everything is possible, but only if we look
Understanding continent-wide variation in vulture ranging behavior to assess feasibility of Vulture Safe Zones in Africa
Protected areas are intended as tools in reducing threats to wildlife and preserving habitat for their long-term population persistence. Vultures are one of the fastest declining groups of birds globally and to address how vultures use space and identify the areas and location of possible vulture safe zones, we used a large continent-wide telemetry datasets including 163 individuals of 3 species of threatened vulture. Overall, our study suggests that Vulture Safe Zones would generally need to be larger than existing protected areas, which would require widespread conservation activities outside of protected areas to be successful.
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