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Volunteer field assistant, Hot Birds Project
We are looking for a field volunteer to assist with data collection on Southern Yellow-billed Hornbills in the Kuruman River Reserve.
Two papers from a study of supplementary feeding sites for vultures have been published this year
These supplementary feeding sites have been found to make a considerable contribution to vulture food requirements but likely also expose vultures to risks.
Kalahari skinks eavesdrop on sociable weavers to manage predation by pygmy falcons
A new study that investigated whether Kalahari tree skinks are able to eavesdrop and cue on sociable weavers to avoid predation, was recently published in the journal Behavioral Ecology.
World Albatross Day, 19 June 2020
On 19 June the first ever World Albatross Day will be celebrated online around the globe. The day honours these magnificent birds and highlights the ongoing conservation crisis they face.
Bearded Vulture reintroduction in South Africa
A new study, led by scientists at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and published in the journal Ostrich, explores where best to establish a new population of bearded vulture.

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The Institute would like to thank Jill Adams and particularly Norman Arlott for permission to use their illustrations.