The first Saturday in September each year is International Vulture Awareness Day

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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 the first Saturday in September, 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 2014

Birdlife Polokwane, South Africa
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Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, United States, France
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
Friends of Blouberg, South Africa
Gauntlet birds of prey eagle and vulture park, United Kingdom
Grand Parc du Puy du Fou - Académie de Fauconnerie, France
GREPOM BirdLife Morocco, Morocco
Hamerton Zoo Park, United Kingdom
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LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux), France
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, Switzerland
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society , Odisha, India
Oregon Coast Aquarium, United States
Peace Valley Nature Center, United States
ProBartgeier, Switzerland
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Science Association, Shardanagar; Tal. Baramati; Dist. Pune, India
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, United States
Tallahassee Museum, United States
The Center for Birds of Prey, United States
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey, United States
The Wildlife Welfare Society, Pakistan
Thompson Park Zoo and Conservancy, United States
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, United States
UP State Biodiversity Board, India
Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), Switzerland
Woodland Park Zoo, United States
Zoo Miami, United States
Zoo Outreach Organization, India

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