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Photo Highlight: Vulture Research in Gorongosa National Park
Greg Kaltenecker, executive director of the Intermountain Bird Observatory, recently led a team of raptor biologists to study vultures in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. Of the five vulture species found in Gorongosa, four are listed on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List as endangered or critically endangered. Kaltenecker was accompanied by raptor biologist Marc Bechard, Eric Hallingstad and Gorongosa intern Diolinda Mundoza.
Although the park is relatively well protected, vultures can travel more than 100 miles in a single day, meaning they are likely exposed to many dangers if and when they leave the park boundaries. By trapping vultures and attaching GPS transmitters, researchers will learn where Gorongosa’s vultures spend their time and what threats they face.
See more photos at http://boisestateuniversity.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000wzJVu3G4ff8.