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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 Programme 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 3rd 2011, 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 WikiSpace, with space for participation as well as important resources is open to everyone. Take a look at how you can become involved.

Organisations participating in 2011

ABQ BioPark, United States
Accipiter Enterprises, Educational Birds of Prey, United States
Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Cambodia
Animal Demography Unit, South Africa
Audubon Society of Portland, United States
Avifauna Birdpark, Netherlands
Banham Zoo, United Kingdom
Beamish Wild, United Kingdom
Binder Park Zoo, United States
Bird Free Flying Team, Belgium
Birds of Pray Protection Society, Bulgaria
Birds of Prey Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa
Birdwolrd, United Kingdom
Brookgreen Gardens, Lowcountry Zoo, United States
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Bulgaria
Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Ireland
Cameron Park Zoo, United States
Carvalho's Friends of a Feather, Inc., United States
CHAATAK NATURE CLUB, VARANGAON, DIST- JALGAON , MAHARASHTRA., India
channing.info, France
Chattahoochee Nature Center, United States
Chessington World of Adventures, United Kingdom
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
CuriOdyssey, United States
Detroit Zoological Society, United States
Disney's Animal Kingdom, United States
Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, United Kingdom
EAST AFRICAN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES LTD, Tanzania: United Republic of
egfufw, Taiwan: Province of China
Elmwood park Zoo, United States
Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre, United Kingdom
Faszination Geier (fascinated with vultures), Germany
Flight of the Falcon Displays, United Kingdom
Fondo para el Refugio de las Hoces del Riaza, Spain
For the Love of Nature, United States
Forest Department Haryana, India
Gauntlet bird of prey eagle and vulture park, United Kingdom
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, United States
GRAND PARC DU PUY DU FOU, France
Green Balkans Federation, Bulgaria
Green Revolution Pakistan, Pakistan
Hawk Conservancy Trust, United Kingdom
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom
Himalayan Nature, Nepal
israel nature & parks athourity, Israel
IVRI, India
Kachchh Nature Club, India
Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya
KHANDESH NATURE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, JALGAON,MAHARASHTRA,, India
Land Lover Safaris, South Africa
Lehigh Valley Zoo,
Lehigh Valley Zoo, United States
Leslie Science & Nature Center, United States
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, United States
MAHARASHTRA FOREST DEPARTMENT, India
Monte Casino Bird Gardens, South Africa
Mountain Propre, Morocco
Mountsberg Raptor Centre, Canada
Naples Zoo @ Caribbean Gardens, United States
NARREC, Namibia
National Aviary, United States
National College, India
National Eagle Center, United States
National Museum of Animals and Society, United States
Nature Club Surat, India
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), India
Nyoka Ridge Vulture Restaurant / WESSA, South Africa
Onguma Safari Camps, Namibia
Palm Beach Zoo, United States
Parahawking - Flight For Survival, Nepal
Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, Mexico
Peace Valley Nature Center, United States
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Raptor Working Group of Nature Kenya, Kenya
Reid Park Zoo, United States
Research-educational Centre for the Protection of Nature, Croatia
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, United States
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, United States
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, United Kingdom
Saint Louis Zoo, United States
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, United States
Santa Barbara Zoo, United States
SAVE VULTURE COMMUNITY, BIKANER, NORTH-WEST RAJASTHAN, INDIA, India
Seneca Park Zoo, United States
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, United States
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, United Kingdom
Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, United States
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, United States
Sulphur Creek Nature Center, United States
Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, United States
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, United States
Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia
Thai Raptor Group & Kasetsart University Raptor Unit, Thailand
The Center for Birds of Prey, Charleston, SC, United States
The Phoenix Zoo, United States
The Raptor Foundation, United Kingdom
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
Turkey Vulture Society, United States
University of Lucknow, India
uosqjfx, Tajikistan
UP State Biodiversity Board, India
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, United States
Vulture Conservation Foundation, Netherlands
Vulture Programme, South Africa
Vultures Namibia, Namibia
Welsh Mountain Zoo, United Kingdom
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre, United Kingdom
Wild Life Conservation and Study Centre, India
wild-design.com, United States
WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA, South Africa
Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, Mongolia
Woodland Park Zoo, United States
World Bird Sanctuary, United States
WWF Spain, Spain
ZOO a zamek Zlin-Lesna, Czech Republic
Zoo Atlanta, United States
Zoo Lodz, Poland
Zoo News Digest,
Zoobotanico de Jerez, Spain
ZSL London Zoo, United Kingdom
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, United Kingdom
Zululand Rhino Reserve, South Africa

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