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

Click images to enlarge African White-backed Vulture - 1st year juvenile by André BothaCape Vulture by André BothaAmerican Black Vulture by Lou RichieKing Vulture by Dee Maddams
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IUCN Vulture Specialist Group logo

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

(AWARE) Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy, Pakistan
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, South Africa
Animal Rescue Org, India
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal
Birdlife Polokwane, South Africa
Birmingham Zoo, United States
Brookgreen Gardens, United States
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, United States
Cape Vultures Environmetal Association, Botswana
Carolina Raptor Center, United States
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, United States, France
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, United Kingdom
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
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
International Anti-Poaching Foundation/Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve, Zimbabwe
International Union for Conservation of Nature, Bangladesh
LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux), France
NARREC, Namibia
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, South Africa
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, Switzerland
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society , Odisha, India
Neo Human Foundation, India
North Carolina Zoological Park, United States
Oregon Coast Aquarium, United States
Parco Natura Viva, Italy
Peace Valley Nature Center, United States
Pembrokeshire Falconry, United Kingdom
ProBartgeier, Switzerland
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Riserva naturale del Lago di Cornino, Italy
Science Association, Shardanagar; Tal. Baramati; Dist. Pune, India
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, United States
Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture, Canada
Sulphur Creek Nature Center, United States
Tallahassee Museum, United States
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, United States
The Center for Birds of Prey, United States
The Corbett Foundation, India
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey, United States
The Wildlife Welfare Society, Pakistan
Thompson Park Zoo and Conservancy, United States
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Tracy Aviary, United States
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, United States
UIZA-Italian Association of Zoos and Acquaria, Italy
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
University of Lucknow, India
UP State Biodiversity Board, India
Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), Switzerland
Woodland Park Zoo, United States
World Bird Sanctuary, United States
Zoo de La Barben, France
Zoo Miami, United States
Zoo Outreach Organization, India
Zoobotánico de Jerez, Spain
Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom

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