ZEISS proudly partners with NABU, supporting the conservation efforts to safeguard vultures in Kenya. There are eleven different vulture species in Africa, but their population has been reduced by over 65 percent in the past 20 years. In Kenya alone, six out of the eight species are now classified as critically endangered.
The goal of ZEISS is to increase community awareness on the negative impacts of wildlife poisoning, create local community champions for vulture conservation and to provide rapid response training to wildlife poisoning incidents when they occur.
In an effort to protect vultures, a prototype for a safe and guaranteed poison-free feeding station for endangered vultures and other birds of prey in Kenya has been developed.