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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Birdlife South Africa Logo
Trust red kite logo
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.

Download the 2015 IVAD logo -> English, français, español

Organisations participating in 2015

Acción por el Mundo Salvaje (AMUS), Spain
Action and love for ANIMALS, India
African Lion Safari, Canada
AGFC Delta Rivers Nature Center, United States
Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Cambodia
Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, United States
Arulagam, India
Asociación Trenca, Spain
Attica Zoological Park, Greece
Audubon Nature Institute, United States
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, United States
Avifauna Bird Park, Netherlands
Baanhn Beli & IUCN Pakistan, Pakistan
Baanhn Beli & IUCN Pakistan, Pakistan
Banham Zoo, United Kingdom
Biodiversity Conservation Corps(bcc) mssrf, India
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal
Bird Conservation Society, Gujarat, India
Bird Conservation Society, Gujarat, India
Bird Count India, India
BirdLife Botswana, Botswana
BirdLife Internation Cambodia Programme, Cambodia
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme, Cambodia
BirdLife South Africa, South Africa
BirdLife Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Birds of Prey Protection Foundation Belgrade, Serbia
Birmingham Zoo Inc, United States
BNHS, Central Gujarat - Vulture Safe Zone, India
Bombay Natural History Society, India
Bombay Natural History Society, India
Bombay Natural History Society, Assam, India
Bombay Natural History Society/ SAVE, India
Brazos Bend State Park - Texas, United States
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Buseu Project, Spain
Buzzby's Buddies, United States
Buzzby's Buddies, United States
Cango Wildlife Ranch, South Africa
Cape Girardeau Nature Center, United States
Cascades Raptor Center, United States
CERM Endangered Raptors Centre, Italy
Chester Cathedral Falconry, United Kingdom
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States
City Raptors, United States
City Raptors, United States
Cumberland Island Museum, United States
Endangered Willdife Trust, South Africa
Entomology and Wildlife Students Association. (ENWAS- U.C.C), Ghana
Environment Conservation Group, India
Environment Education Society, India
Faszination Geier, Germany
Fondo para el Refugio de las Hoces del Riaza, Spain
Friends of Blouberg, South Africa
Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, Spain
Gandhi zoological park, India
Gauntlet birds of prey eagle and vulture park, United Kingdom
Global Primate Network-Nepal, Nepal
Government Primary School, Meenatchipet, Puducherry, India
GRAND PARC DU PUY DU FOU - Académie de Fauconnerie, France
Green Balkans - Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Grifon - Birds of Prey Conservation Centre, Croatia
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom
Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, India
Israel Nature & Parks Authority, Israel
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Bangladesh
JIVDAYA CHARITABLE TRUST, India
Kanabo Conservation Link, Botswana
Leeupoort Raptor Conservancy, South Africa
Lehigh Valley Zoo, United States
Lewis Phillips Images, United Kingdom
Long Branch Nature Center, United States
Mashq-e-Afarinesh 360 (expression of creation 360), Iran: Islamic Republic of
Masters Of The Skies, United States
McGregor Museum, South Africa
Mongolian Bird Conservation Center, Mongolia
National Centre for Birds of Prey, United Kingdom
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, South Africa
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, Switzerland
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (Odisha), India
Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (Odisha), India
NatureUganda, Uganda
Nisargavedh (Dhule) India, India
O.W.L Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Canada
Oregon Coast Aquarium, United States
Parque Biológico de Gaia, Portugal
Parque Zoologico Municipal de Cordoba, Spain
Pocatello Zoo, United States
Pokhara Bird Society, Nepal
PRADHIKAR, Bangladesh
Prague Zoo, Czech Republic
Prokriti O Jibon Foundation (Nature & Life Foundation), Bangladesh
Raptor Education Foundation, United States
Raptor Rehabilitation Center, United States
Raptors Botswana, Botswana
Riserva naturale regionale Lago di Cornino, Italy
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, United Kingdom
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland: Edinburgh Zoo, United Kingdom
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), United Kingdom
Safari Zoo, United Kingdom
Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, India
SAVE/Karnataka Forest Department/RSPB/One with Nature, India
SAVE/RSPB, India
Sri Kumaran Childrens' Home, India
Sri Kumaran Childrens' Home, India
Sri Kumaran Childrens' Home, India
SWEES, India
Test, United Kingdom
The Corbett Foundation, India
The High Desert Museum, United States
The International Centre for Birds of Prey, United Kingdom
The Parahawking Project, Nepal
The Peregrine Fund Inc., United States
The Raptor Trust, United States
The Raptors, Canada
The Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom
Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society (TWCS), Tunisia
Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society (TWCS), Tunisia
uMkhuze Honorary Officer Group, South Africa
university of cape coast, Ghana
University of Lucknow, India
Ventana Wildlife Society, United States
Virginia Aquarium, United States
Virginia Aquarium, United States
Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), Switzerland
vulture safe zone-central Gujarat, India
WhatSpecies, South Africa
Wild Birds Unlimited of Denver, United States
Wild Birds Unlimited of Denver, United States
Wild-CER (Society for Wildlife Conservation, Education and Research), India
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cambodia
Zlin Zoo, Czech Republic
Zoo News Digest, United Arab Emirates
Zoo News Digest, United Kingdom

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