Vultures fulfill an extremely important ecological role in most terrestrial ecosystems. They keep the environment free of carcasses, waste (including human excrement), thereby restricting the spread of diseases (such as anthrax and botulism) and pests such as rats. Vultures are of cultural value to many African communities and they have important eco-tourism value. They provide an interesting example of the relationships between birds and people. Loss of vultures will therefore mean loss of important natural services to people e.g., the cleaning from the environment of animal carcasses and waste at no charge.
Following a recent findings on vultures in Nigeria we are losing at an alarming rate these vital and very important species. This is a wake up call to all Nigerians, that there is an urgent need to address the plight of vultures in Nigeria.
The Nigerian conservation Foundation is embarking on a nationwide survey to address the issues of Vulture decline in the country.
To support this initiative please contact:
The Species and IBA desk
Nigerian Conservation Foundation
KM 19, Lagos-Epe Expressway Lekki,
P.O. Box 74638, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
+ 234 -706- 8778877, +234-1-4718693
You can support conservation work by donating to NCF Appeal Fund Account available at all United Bank for Africa UBA Branches in Nigeria. Account Name: UBAT/NCF Account No: 03460300001175, First Bank of Nigeria Branches, Account No: 2402010005944, and all Ecobank Plc Branches, Account No: 0022076310. Account Name: Nigerian conservation Foundation.