Who is celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day?

Below are all the organisations who have registered through this website to let people know that they will be celebrating vultures this International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday 2 September 2017.

ACCB (Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity), Cambodia – ACCB will celebrate IVAD both at our wildlife rescue centre near the Angkor Wat temples and also in North-eastern Cambodia where we conduct our in-situ vulture conservation programs. At the centre our guided tours will highlight the issues facing Cambodian vulture populations and will be providing vulture-themed games and displays to all visitors. Our field conservation teams will be providing vulture awareness to young people to encourage the conservation of vultures in local communities.

Albuquerque Biological Park, United States – Wing span/sniffing station – what bird would you be? can you discern odours as well as vultures? Pellet Dissection – what have they eaten? Conservation Station – information about African (& our local) Vultures. Crafts for kids – make a vulture mask; crossword puzzle; word search; coloring pages. Beauty & Trivia Contest – vote for the loveliest vulture; test your knowledge about vultures.

Arulagam, India – Vulture Conservation Awareness Program interaction with the students of Kendria Vidyalaya HPF, JSS Pharmacy College and Government Arts College, Ooty. The program would be presided over by the District Collector and General Manager of Aavin Milk Society, AD of Animal Husbandry of the NIlgiris District will participate in the program.

Audubon Society of Portland, United States – Education activities for children and adults, education birds, nature sanctuary.

Bumi Hills Foundation Trust, Zimbabwe – Vulture Count at the local Crocodile Farm offal pit.

Banham Zoo, United Kingdom – Raising awareness for vulture conservation through public engagement, free flying vultures flown during one of our bird of prey displays.

Carolina Raptor Center, United States – Our IVAD celebration this year focuses on Vultures as Nature’s garbage men. Vulture activities include vulture flight show, paint with the vulture feeding and take a walk with the vultures. Our Green Living Expo features sustainability vendors from all over the region and a talk entitled “Less is More. Keys to a Healthy Community.”

Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa – Several staff will be conducting awareness work on or around the 2nd of September. This includes supporting events at the BirdLife South Africa Bird Fair in Johannesburg where the Birds of Prey Programme will be manning a stall over the weekend. Special Projects Manager, André Botha, will also do an hour-long talk at the Johannesburg Country Club on the evening of the 5th of September. Other staff will attend events in the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Limpopo provinces around that time to spread the message.

Faszination Geier, Germany – On IVAD I will run a vulture Information desk in the Allwetterzoo Münster. While people can watch Eurasian Griffon vultures and Cinereous vultures I will be in the vultures’ museum (called “vultures’ restaurant”) and talking about my volunteering experiences in vulture conservation worldwide. We are looking forward to many visitors celebrating these amazing creatures with us!

Fondo para el Refugio de las Hoces del Riaza, Spain – An article about many new censuses in Montejo Raptor Refuge and surroundings, and a visit to nearby zones with vultures.

Global Primate Network Nepal, Nepal – Seminar on Vulture conservation in Nepal. Capacity buildup for the new generation conservationists. Training on application of modern technologies- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Conservation Drone for the monitoring and conservation of Vulture/Raptor/wildlife.

Govt. Dungar College, India – Vulture awareness workshop for teachers and students of the college. Painting activities for school children.

Hawk Conservancy Trust, United Kingdom – At the Hawk Conservancy Trust, every day is vulture awareness day. If you would like to celebrate these incredible birds on IVAD, join the Trust to learn more about them with talks, activities and flying demonstrations throughout the day. Plus, you can meet a vulture!

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, United States – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will celebrate IVAD with a free LIVE Vulture presentation at noon by our friends at Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation. We invite visitors to explore our self-guided silhouette trail featuring to-scale models of old and new world vultures while learning about education, conservation, and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s long-term research on the social scavenging raptor. We will offer fun for the entire family with kids activities and opportunities to view vultures in flight!

Ijams Nature Center, United States – Vulture presentation, live animal vulture presentation, children’s crafts and activities.

Institute for Wildlife Sciences, University of Lucknow, India – From 2rd-5th September 2017 for the occasion of the International Vulture Awareness Day, 3rd September 2016, Awareness cars will also be departed for Jhansi, Moath Lalitpur, Faizabad, Gonda, Suhelwa, Bareilly, Meerut, Pilibhit and Rae-Bareilly to create mass awareness among the local public and students of the Schools, colleges, institutes and universities by distributing awareness materials like booklets, pamphlets and flyers regarding vultures with the help of the Research Scholars and Volunteers.

National wildlife research centre, Saudi Arabia – Field trips to vulture breeding sites to train local people in vulture monitoring. Write articles in leading newspaper.

Peace Valley Nature Center, United States – interactive games, displays, a walk looking at vultures.

Saint Louis Zoo, United States – Keeper Chats, Table activities, Vulture Food Truck, Life sized nest photo – op, Life Size Selfie Frame, Vulture enrichment.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, United States – Keeper talks, feeding demonstrations; interactive education experience (vulture feathers, eggs, and sample nests); opportunity to use a condor puppet that we use to puppet-rear California condors; information about our breeding programs for California condors, Andean condors, Ruppell’s vultures, and Hooded vultures; public education regarding the African Vulture Crisis, as well as lead poisoning in the U.S.; dinner event with presentation from a vulture keeper.

Santa Barbara Zoo, United States – Various games, activities and keeper talks!

Stichting Vogelpark Avifauna, Nederland – The first weekend of september in Avifauna will be dedicated to vultures! You can partake in several activities and meet our Rüppels, White-headed and Egyptian vulture! Check our website and Facebook page for updates! Line-up? 11:00 – Birddemonstration, 11:30 – Storyteller, 12:00 – Free guided tour, 13:00 – Free guided tour, 13:30 – Birddemonstration and storyteller, 14:00 – Free guided tour, 14:30 – Live vulture feeding, 15:00 – Birddemonstration “Birds of prey”, 15:30 – Storyteller, 16:00 – Free guided tour. EXTRA: Saturday and Sunday from 12  – 3 pm Kwetter Kart!

Telangana Forest Department, India – Drawing competition will be conducted in schools and colleges. Essay writing competition will be conducted in Schools and colleges. Seminars on vulture related issues on 3 September 2017. Photo exhibition.

The Peregrine Fund, United States – Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho. Meet Lucy the Turkey Vulture, talk with a California Condor breeding expert, take your photo with Condor Joe, and participate in a “Scavenger’s Scavenger Hunt”. Upload your photo with Condor Joe to social media and receive 10% off vulture related merchandise. Bald guests receive free admission as part of our Bald is Beautiful promotion. Support and learn about our efforts to save endangered vultures throughout North America, South America, Africa, and India.

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, United Kingdom – Vulture fun day, extra flying display of purely vultures, vulture feeds, vulture encounters available.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc., United States – Tours, talks, and vulture watching. Plenty of other raptors to see as well.

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil – Poster presentation. Lecture series. Field trip to observe Coragyps atratus and Cathartes spp. Exhibition of photographs.

University of Lucknow, India – Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow has now participated in this event from 2008 onwards, and have registered with the IVAD website since 2009. Every year a number of Institutes register with it. This year around 51 Institutes has registered from all around the world. In the same continuation on from 2rd-5th September 2017 for the occasion of the International Vulture Awareness Day, 3rd September 2016, Awareness cars will also be departed.

Vultures Namibia, Namibia – Fundraising Dinner.

Woodland Park Zoo, United States – The day will feature keeper talks with our turkey vulture, the vulture “vomit toss” (cornhole), crafts, biofacts and more!

ZSL London Zoo, United Kingdom – A raffle. Additional material in our live demos highlighting the plight of vultures. A vulture feed and talk. Photo opportunities with a number of our birds of prey. A Manned “Hub” where people can come to find out more about vultures, make their own paper vultures and speak with members of the keeping team.