REST began due to the critically endangered status of the Cape Griffon in Namibia. However, as REST has expanded, we have realized that there are so many other species in our country that need support for survival. Our list then expanded to the “Forgotten Five”. Recently we added a 6th so we are now the Forgotten 5 +1. Each animal not only represents a species, but also the flora and fauna associated with its needs.
Namibia’s Forgotten Five
REST is currently focused on conservation efforts with the Cape griffon vulture, but is also looking to work with four other species.
- Cape Griffon Vulture
- Dwarf Python
- African Wild/Painted Dog
- Spotted Rubber Frog
- Damara Dik Dik
- Ranging behaviour of Cape Vultures Gyps coprotheres from an endangered population in Namibia - 232kB
- Naturally acquired antibodies to Bacillus anthracis protective antigen in vultures of southern Africa - 286kB
- Some findings from tracking Cape Vultures in Namibia - 913kB
- Capture and fitting of satellite- and radio-telemetry equipment onto Cape Griffon Vulture Gyps coprotheres, African White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus vultures and Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos in the Waterberg area, Namibia in 2004 - 751kB
- Removing the Threat of Diclofenac to Critically Endangered Asian Vultures - 187kB