Click images to enlarge African White-backed Vulture - 1st year juvenile by André Botha
Cape Vulture by André Botha
American Black Vulture by Lou Richie
King Vulture by Dee Maddams
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Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.

The International Vulture Awareness Day has grown from Vulture Awareness Days run by the Birds of Prey Working Group in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England, who decided to work together and expand the initiative into an international event.

It is now recognised that a co—ordinated international day will publicise the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.

On September 4th 2010, the aim is for each participating organisation to carry out their own activities that highlight vulture conservation and awareness. This website, established in July 2009, provides a central place for all participants to outline these activities and see the extent of vulture conservation across the world

Additionally this webpage is a valuable resource for vulture workers to learn about the activities of their colleagues and to perhaps develop new collaborations or exchange information.

But you don't have to be a zoo, bird park or conservation organisation to become involved. Our Awareness Day Virtual Event is open to everyone. Take a look at how you can become involved.

Organisations participating in 2010

Africam Safari wildlife conservation park, Mexico
African Lion Safari, Canada
Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Cambodia
Banham Zoo Ltd, United Kingdom
Bedford Audubon Society, United States
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal
Bird conservation society-gujrat-vulture-cell, India
BirdLife South Africa, South Africa
Birds of Pray Protection Society, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Association for Conservation of Birds of Prey, Bulgaria
Burren Birds Of Prey Centre, Ireland
Cape Falconry Club, South Africa
Cascades Raptor Center, United States
Center for Birds of Prey, United States
channing.info, France
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
Colchester Zoo, United Kingdom
Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Daily News Media Group, Tanzania: United Republic of
Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, India
Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, India
Disney's Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge, United States
EAST AFRICAN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES LTD, Tanzania: United Republic of
EAST AFRICAN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES LTD, Tanzania: United Republic of
East Coast Vulture Festival, United States
Falconry Uk Ltd, United Kingdom
Fundación para la Conservación del Quebrantahuesos, Spain
FWFF-Macedonia, Macedonia: the former Yugoslav Republic of
georgian falconry union, Georgia
Ghana Wildlife Society, Ghana
Green Balkans Federation, Bulgaria
Hawk Conservancy Trust, United Kingdom
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom
Himalayan Nature, Nepal
Himalayan Raptor Rescue, Nepal
Indonesia Raptor Research and Conservation Network(RAIN), Indonesia
institude of forestry, Nepal
International Association for Falconry, Belgium
Israel Nature & Parks Authority, Israel
KACHCHH NATURE CLUB, India
KHANDESH NATURE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, JALGAON, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, India
MegaMix Nature Club, India
Natal falconry Club, South Africa
Nature Club Surat, India
New York State Zoo, United States
NICE People - Rajkot, India
Northwest hawking Club (SAFA AFFILIATE), South Africa
Paradise Park, United Kingdom
Participation for Vulture Conservation, Nepal
Phoenix Zoo, United States
ProNamib Nature Conservancy.,
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky INC, United States
Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc., United States
Raptor Working Group of Nature Kenya, Kenya
Reid Park Zoo, United States
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, United States
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, United States
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, United Kingdom
Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Belgium
S.R. Environment Development Society (SREDS), Bangladesh
Seneca Park Zoo, United States
South African Falconry Association, South Africa
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, United Kingdom
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, United States
Thai Raptor Group, Thailand
The Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom
Tiger Initiative Group for Earth Revival (T.I.G.E.R.), India
TIGER INITIATIVE GROUP FOR EARTH REVIVAL(T.I.G.E.R.), India
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, United States
Vercors-tv, France
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, United States
Vulture Conservation Foundation /VCF, Spain
VULTURE PROGRAMME, South Africa
West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center, United States
Western Ghats Vulture Programme CEPF/BNHS., India
Western Ghats Vulture Programme CEPF/BNHS/Ferns, India
Western Ghats Vulture Programme CEPF/BNHS/MNHS, India
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre, United Kingdom
Wildlife Associates, United States
Wildlife Conservation and Study Centre, India
Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia
Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, Tanzania: United Republic of
World Bird Sanctuary, United States
Zoo News Digest, Thailand
Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom

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