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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 1st 2012, 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 2012

Abilene Zoological Gardens, United States
Adheri Chharchhare CFUG, Palpa, Nepal
African Lion Safari, Canada
Aguilas de Ronda, Spain
Alabama Wildlife Center, United States
Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo, United States
Animals Right Nepal, Pokhara, Nepal
Annamiticus, United States
ARK Nature, Netherlands
ArtSavingWildlife, United Kingdom
Arulagam, India
Arulagam, India
Asociación Armonía, Bolivia: Plurinational State of
Associação Abutrica, Portugal
Associació Trenca, Spain
Association du Calao asbl, Luxembourg
Attica Zoological Park SA, Greece
Audubon Society of Portland, United States
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, United States
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, United States
Banham Zoo, United Kingdom
Bardiya Nature Conservation Club, Thakurdwara, Bardiya, Nepal
Beamish Wild, United Kingdom
Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, India
Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, India
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal
Bird Conservation Nepal - Pokhara Branch, Nepal
Bird Conservation Society Gujarat Vulture cell, India
Bird conservation society gujarat-vulturecell, India
Bird conservation society gujarat-vulturecell, India
bird conservation society,gujarat. vulture cell, India
Bird Education Society, Nepal
Birds of Prey Protection Fondation, Serbia
Blank Park Zoo, United States
Blouberg Nature Reserve, South Africa
BNHS, India
Bombay Natural History Society, India
Bronx Zoo/WCS, United States
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds/BirdLife Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Cango Wildlife Ranch, South Africa
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, South Africa
Carolina Raptor Center, United States
Centro Guadalinfo de Bailén, Spain
CERM Endangered Raptors Centre, Italy, France
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, United States
Chester Zoo, United Kingdom
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
Denver Zoological Foundation, United States
Department of Wildlife Science, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India
Disney's Animal Kingdom, United States
Eagle Heights, United Kingdom, Bangladesh
Elmwood Park Zoo, United States
Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa
Environment and Rural development Centre (ENRUDEC), Kohalpur, Banke, Nepal
Environmental and Sustainable Development Research Centre, Dang, Nepal
Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, South Africa
Faruk Yalcin Zoo, Turkey
Faszination Geier / Fascinated by Vultures, Germany
Flight of the Falcon Displays, United Kingdom
Fotobirding en Sant Adrià, Spain
Four Elements Conservation, South Africa
Fundació CatalunyaCaixa (Àrea de Territori i Medi Ambient), Spain
Global Primate Network, Nepal
Green Balkans Federation, Bulgaria
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, United States
Hawk Conservancy Trust, United Kingdom
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom
Himalayan Nature, Nepal
Integrated Rural Awareness & Development Organization (IRADO), Pakistan
Jatayu Restaurant Management Commitee, Nawalparasi, Nepal
Jatayu Restaurant Management Commitee, Rupandehi, Nepal
Klimatech Environmental Club, Pakistan
KuzeyDoga and Nature Turkiye Foundation, Turkey
Lahore Zoo and WWF, Pakistan, Pakistan
lakshfoundation, India
Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy, United States
Lehigh Valley Zoo, United States
Lewis Phillips images, United Kingdom
Lisbon Zoo, Portugal
Lodz Zoo, Poland
Maluti-Drakensberg Vulture Project, South Africa
Manimal for Animal, India
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Canada
Naples Zoo @ Caribbean Gardens, United States
Narti Community Forest Coordination Commitee, Dang, Nepal
National Wildlife Research Center, Saudi Arabia
Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE), Egypt
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), Odisha, India
Nature Guide Association Suklaphanta, Nepal, Nepal
NatureUganda, Uganda
Nepal Para Veterinary and Livestock Association, Kapilvastu, Nepal
Nepalese Ornithological Union, Nepal
Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park, India
North Carolina Aquariums at Pine Knoll Shores, United States
Nyoka Vulture Restaurant, South Africa
Oregon Coast Aquarium, United States
Ornitophoto Bird and Wildlife Photographers Association, Turkey
People's Participation for Sustainable Development, Nepal, Salyan, Nepal
Projeto Urubus do Brasil, Brazil
Projeto Urubus do Brasil, Brazil
Projeto Urubus do Brasil, Brazil
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Raptors are the Solution (RATS), United States
reelism films, India
Regione Puglia - Osservatorio Faunistico Regionale Bitetto, Italy
Reserva de la Biosfera de Calamul, Mexico
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, United States
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland - Edinburgh Zoo, United Kingdom
RSPB, United Kingdom
RSPB and SAVE, United Kingdom
RSPB Old Moor, United Kingdom
Safwan Foundation, Pakistan
Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, India
Saint Louis Zoo, United States
Society for Conservation of Nature (SCoN), India
Sondela Nature Reserve, South Africa
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, United Kingdom
St. Augustine Alligator Farm, United States
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, United States
Thar Desert ecological society (SOS-Save Vulture Community), India
The Bearded Vulture Project, South Africa
The Center for Birds of Prey, United States
The Corbett Foundation, India
The Mother Africa Trust, Zimbabwe
The Peregrine Fund, United States
The Raptors (Pacific Northwest Raptors), Canada
The Tropical Butterfly House, United Kingdom
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc, United States
Trenca, Spain
Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society TWCS, Tunisia
UNEP/CMS MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), United Arab Emirates
University of Lucknow, India
University of Lucknow, India
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, United States
Virginia Living Museum, United States
VulPro, South Africa
Vulture Conservation Management Commitee, Ghachowk, Nepal
Vultures Namibia, Namibia
Vultures Rock, United States
Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany
wild-design, United States
Wildlife Conservation and Study Centre, India
Wildlife Management Laboratory, Dungar College, Bikaner, India
Wildlife Prairie State Park, United States
Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, Mongolia
Woodland Park Zoo, United States
World Bird Sanctuary, United States
World of Wings, United Kingdom
WWF - Pakistan, Pakistan, India
Zoo Atlanta, United States
Zoo Miami, United States
Zoo News Digest, United Arab Emirates
Zoo Outreach Organisation, India
ZOO Zlín, Czech Republic
ZooMontana, United States
zsl Whipsnade Zoo, United Kingdom

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