Save Yzer's Wild Ostriches

Save Yzer's Wild Ostriches

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Yzerfontein Wild Ostrich Protection Group started this petition to Swartland Municipality

THE WILD OSTRICH POPULATION IN YZERFONTEIN IS UNDER THREAT.

We are fortunate to have a number of wild ostriches roaming free in our town which are a fantastic attraction for visitors and locals alike.

In 2017 approximately 50 wild Ostriches were herded into an area and culled using firearms. Despite this being illegal and the fact that legal proceedings relating to the first incident are in motion, there are plans to repeat this act.

Our aim is to stop these illegal culls, educate both residents and visitors on the correct interaction with a wild ostrich and if necessary to relocate some, if the numbers become too high. We have started local petitions, distributed interaction guidelines and created social media platforms to raise awareness. 

We need support from anyone lucky enough to have experienced these wonderful wild birds in our town and everyone else who is concerned for the protection of wildlife.

PLEASE HELP TO SAVE OUR OSTRICHES.

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