South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. Reasons for their decline are varied, but include problems such as pylon injuries, malicious poisonings, muti killings and insufficient food sources.
Conservationist Kerri Wolter provides some perspective on the plight of these birds, and is passionate about ensuring their continued survival through various conservation projects such as monitoring and rehabilitation, as well as breeding and reintroduction programmes. The opportunity to paraglide with these birds provides an unparalleled perspective into their behaviour, and reminds us that these birds form an essential part of our ecosystem, and that their survival is key to ensure a harmonious natural environment.
This short film was made possible by funding from Mazda.
Driven by the spirit of commitment Mazda reach out far beyond our vehicles, showrooms and factories, by nurturing our nation’s wildlife through the Mazda Wildlife Fund. Currently Mazda Wildlife Fund supports 30 non-government and non-profit organization projects with 30 vehicles, covering aspect of conservation, research and environmental education. In 2011 Mazda have decided to take this commitment a step further by creating media content that profiles environmental organizations to help generate awareness and support around the admirable work that they are doing.