Conservation

WHO TO CONTACT WHEN INJURED OR POISONED RAPTORS ARE FOUND

Posted on the 10th July 2018

Here is a provisional list of specialists that could be contacted if injured or poisoned birds of prey are found.

REHABILITATION CENTRES

• Kerri Wolter of Vulpro in the Magaliesberg area at 082 808 5113

• Kate Webster of Cape Vulture in Crisis near Queenstown at 082 702 5942 

• Ben Hoffman of African Raptors in the Drakensberg at 082 359 0900

• Elize Maritz near Olifantshoek 

• Paul Jooste at Oesterbaai at 082 572 3124

• Jacques en Alma Fuller at Bloemfontein at 051 451 1410 or 083 458 7164 

• Hank and Tracy Chalmers at Eagle Encounters at Spier near Stellenbosch at 082 462 5463.

VETERINARY SURGEONS THAT ARE KNOWN TO WORK WITH BIRDS OF PREY 

• Dr Gerhard Scheepers at Phalaborwa at 082 920 9934

• Dr Louis Bosch at Secunda at 017 631 1564 

• Dr Boeta van der Merwe in the Kalahari at 082 492 7018 

• Dr Alan Fisher in the North-eastern Cape at 079 495 7131 

• Dr Ian Espie of the National Zoo in Pretoria at 012 328 3265

• Dr Ian Vorster of Upington at 082 490 1822 

• Dr Wilhelm Schack of Thabazimbi at 083 301 8119

• Dr Pieter Koornhof, a medical specialist, at Bethlehem at 083 255 6257. 

All enquiries about poisonings could be addressed to dr Gerhard Verdoorn of the Griffon Poison Information Centre at 082 446 8946. This is a 24 hour hotline.

The principle remains that the closest veterinary surgeon should be contacted if an injured or poisoned raptor cannot be taken to a rehabilitation specialist immediately. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton)


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