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.
Académie de Fauconnerie, Grand Parc du Puy du Fou, France – Presentation of vultures (flight during “Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes”), sales of bracelets (all funds raised will be donated to conservation projects), workshop.
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.
African Lion Safari, Canada – Vulture feed, flying demonstration highlight, vulture information table, signature board, vote for your favorite vulture, vulture pamphlet hand out and activity sheets.
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.
Andalucia Bird Society, Spain – Migration count and local breeding colony counts.
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.
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, United States – Craft activities for kids: vulture coloring sheets and patterns to make vulture mobiles, sticker activities. Presentations by experts and Q&A on vultures. A rescued vulture will be handled by trained volunteers for a meet and greet, and to showcase the rescue and treatment work done at ACCA. Sale of crafts featuring vultures & condors. Samples of bird friendly coffee, treats for all. Event location is in the parking lot/pavilions near Gift shop at Coopers Rock State Forest.
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!
Banham Zoo, United Kingdom – Raising awareness for vulture conservation through public engagement, free flying vultures flown during one of our bird of prey displays.
Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures, Croatia – Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures will take part in raising awareness about the importance of the vultures’ role in worldwide ecosystems.
BIOPARC de Doué la Fontaine, France – Demonstration of the feeding behaviour of vultures and presentation of the Bioparc conservation activities (rescue, reintroduction, local development).
Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal – Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), partnering with government authority, conservation organizations and local communities, is planning to celebrate the 9th IVAD with various public awareness raising events on 2 September 2017. The week-long program will primarily focus on spreading awareness amongst wider communities and influencing stakeholders and agencies in positioning the vulture range districts as the Vulture Safe Zone in Nepal.
Bird Conservation Society of Gujarat, India – Field awareness program at nesting and feeding sites in Central Gujarat. Participation in Jivdaya Charitable Trust’s awareness program in Ahmedabad.
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme, Cambodia – Coordinate Cambodia vulture working group to release news about the current status of Cambodia’s vultures, host a study visit of government senior officers and youth to visit Western Siem Pang vulture restaurant. Organize awareness raising in collaboration with partners at university (national level) and at primary school and village meetings (at field level). Topic to discuss during this awareness raising is ” Negative impact of poisoning”.
BirdWatch Zambia, Zambia – The following Vulture awareness activities will be undertaken from 14th August to 30th September 2017: 1. At least 3 talks at the university of Zambia in 3 schools; environmental education, natural science and natural resources management as well as an information stand at the Chisamba bull sell. 2. Feature on 2 radio programs to discuss the key roles of vultures in the environment and their benefits to human health. 3. Include a segment on vulture education in the 3rd term schools newsletter.
Birmingham Zoo, United States – Keeper chats with “carcass” feeding with an African White-backed Vulture and Cinereous Vultures. Black Vulture flight demo, kids coloring activities, Vulture stomach acid demonstration and Upchuck Chuck where kids make Vulture Vomit and chuck it at predators.
Biscayne National Park, United States – Black and turkey vultures are regular visitors to our park. Often misunderstood, they have an important role in our ecosystem. Find out more about these amazing birds through ranger talks, an information table and fun kids’ activities.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, United States – Storybook time, activities like Vulture Vomit and Scavenger Hunt, trivia and Live Vulture Presentation.
Brandywine Zoo, United States – We are celebrating IVAD over all 3 days of Labor Day Weekend (8/2-8/4). We will have multiple learning stations throughout the zoo focusing on vulture stomachs, microtrash, vulture vomit, adaptations, and conservation science/tracking technologies. I’m also the Education Advisor for the AZA Raptor TAG and we’ve prepared lots of fun resources on the Raptor TAG website.
Buffalo Zoo, United States – Keeper talks, vulture flight demonstrations, crafts, activities, lessons.
Bumi Hills Anti-Poaching Unit, Zimbabwe – Vulture Watch at the local crocodile farm feed dump site (Ume Crocodile Farm – Padenga Holdings), 0700 – 1400 hrs.
Bumi Hills Foundation Trust, Zimbabwe – Vulture Count at the local Crocodile Farm offal pit.
Busoga Bird Conservation Trust, Uganda – Vulture counting around Jinja. Most of the time will be spent around abattoir.
Buttonwood Park Zoo, United States
Cango Wildlife Ranch, South Africa – Cango Wildlife Ranch is a multi-accredited and premier conservation destination. We have vultures in our care and are very set on supporting the plight of vultures, especially here in SA. This year we are hosting a coloring in competition at all our local primary schools and simultaneously raising funds for VULPRO whom we collaborate with. We want to raise awareness regarding the threats vultures face. We are also embarking on an enrichment project for our own vultures.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, United States – Join us in celebrating vultures! Often overlooked or misunderstood, the vulture is an important player in human health! Stop by to enjoy our display, vulture games, and to make a vulture craft as you learn more about these helpful birds.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, United States – Education table, keeper talks, art activity, Vulture themed enrichment, and a “scavenger hunt”
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.”
Cascades Raptor Center, United States – Kid’s activities and vulture talks.
Charles Towne Landing Animal Forest, United States – Educational program highlighting Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures at 2:00 pm (eastern standard time).
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States – Lots of kids activities, special vulture feeding, scavenger hunt.
Chintimini Wildlife Center, United States – Meet live vultures and participate in fun activities for the whole family.
Cim d’Àligues, Spain – All weekend we have flight demonstrations and we show the vultures up close to people, we will explain their characteristics and their importance in the natural balance. We will offer recognition and coloring activities for children too.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, United States – Vulture Week! additional Andean condor and African vulture encounters daily, coloring and activity pages handed out at each, daily updates for staff, social media blasts via the zoo and our AAZK chapter, Vulture Day softball tourney/fundraiser at the end of the week with raffles and food provided by local chef.
Colectivo Azálvaro, Spain – CARROÑADA DE PUERTAS ABIERTAS. Marcha hasta el Observatorio de Aves carroñeras de El Espinar, el domingo 3 de septiembre, para observar una carroñada en el Punto de Alimentación Específica del Colectivo Azálvaro. Se divulgarán los valores naturales de la Reserva de la Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar, especialmente de las aves carroñeras y sus hábitats, por parte de nuestro equipo de educación ambiental. Entrada libre a partir de 8 años.
Dadia – Lefkimi – Soufli Forest National Park, Greece – Raising children’s awareness for Vulture conservation and protection. Kid’s activities for the three Vulture species (Black vulture, Griffon vulture and Egyptian vulture) that host in the National Park. Guided tours to the raptor’s observatory.
Denver Zoo, United States – Celebrate vultures with us! Learn more about the vital role vultures play in their ecosystems and what Denver Zoo does to protect these amazing animals. Throughout the day our Animal Care staff will be celebrating vultures with special keeper talks. We also will have a vulture activity station where guests can “become vultures”, by experiencing vultures’ amazing adaptations first hand. Staff will also discuss vulture related conservation and research projects Denver Zoo participates in.
Dresden Zoo, Germany – Keeper talks, info booth, vulture riddle for kids.
Dudhwa Live, India – We will publish articles and images in our journal Dudhwa Live.
Eagle Heights, United Kingdom – Educational Displays throughout the day explaining the plight of vultures whilst flying ours.
Education Center Attica Zoological Park, Greece – These majestic birds are as important to humans, as they are to their ecosystem. On Saturday we will have two presentations in the Birds of Prey amphitheater, one dedicated to vultures, we will guide you around the vultures we host at the Attica Park, and we will have arts and crafts for everyone.
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.
Faruk Yalçın Zoo, Turkey – At Faruk Yalçın Zoo on International Vulture Day, we conducted face painting activities with kids, we gave a presentation about the vultures and we exhibited the pictures of vultures professionally taken around the vulture enclosures in order to raise awareness with people about the vulture species. In addition, we entertained kids with our staff dressed in vulture clothes.
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.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo, United States – Vulture awareness banners, signs, keeper talk with a carcass feed, vulture themed enrichment in bird aviaries, coloring for children, docent bio facts booth.
Gauntlet Birds of Prey, United Kingdom – Cake Sale, raffle, kids activities and large end of display vulture display/carcass feed featuring Griffon/Ruppells/Hoodeds/American Blacks/Turkey 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.
Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, India – To create awareness among the school students located nearer to the vulture nesting habitat Sigur Plateau. A rally, painting and drawing competition was conducted at Government Tribal Residential Primary School, Anaikatty, Udhagamandalam.
Govt. Dungar College, India – Vulture awareness workshop for teachers and students of the college. Painting activities for school children.
Green Balkans – Stara Zagora NGO, Bulgaria – Vulture information stand at the Beglika Fest 2017, held on August 23-27. Our team disseminated information materials, displayed real-size vulture dummies and organized a kids workshop for colouring vulture drawings. Release of a group of Griffon Vultures from the vulture adaptation aviary in Sliven to help restore the Griffon Vulture population in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria and strengthen the newly formed breeding colony in the area.
Grow Great Trust, India – We will disseminate information about vulture threats and conservation measures (through E-Mail and WhatsApp Groups) for Conservationists, Forest Officers, Environment Officers, Students, Stake Holders and NGOs.
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!
Hawkins Falconry, United Kingdom – Full day Experiences. Free Flying activities all year. Bushcraft – eat what you catch days.
High Desert Museum, United States – Leland Brown, Oregon Zoo’s Non-lead Hunting Education Coordinator, will visit the High Desert Museum for the day to share information about vultures and lead poisoning. Join us at 3:30 pm in the Bird Of Prey pavilion. Normal admission rates apply but there is no additional charge for this program.
Himalayan Institute for Sustainable Environment & Research Society and Doon University, India – Interaction meeting with Pharmacy Association, Painting Competition on ‘Save Vulture, Save Nature’ with schools and college students, Awareness camps with villagers and Talks on Vulture Conservation Issues in Uttarakhand.
Ijams Nature Center, United States – Vulture presentation, live animal vulture presentation, children’s crafts and activities.
Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India – Activities like bookmarks and pebble art will be organized in schools for children especially in Government Schools. Nature walks in sites with vulture population. Field trips to vulture breeding sites to involve local people in vulture monitoring. Articles will be submitted in leading local newspapers. The area to be covered are Jhansi, Jalaun, Lalitpur, Sitapur, Sultanpur , Jaunpur, Ambedkarnagar, Unnao, Kanpur, Tikamgarh, Gwalior, Datia, Sagar, Bhopal, Chanderi from 31st Aug-10th September.
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.
IUCN Bangladesh Country Office, Bangladesh – Vulture Day Rally, Vulture Photo Exhibition, Seminar on Vulture at Hobigong District, Children Art Competition, Vulture Observation at Rema Vulture Feeding Station.
IVMP University of Cape Coast, Ghana – Radio Discussions and vulture walk.
Jivdaya Charitable Trust, India – Community awareness program; educational documentary showcasing
Karnataka Vulture Conservation Trust, India – Nature walk, Vulture observation, Seminar about vulture conservation and awareness. SAVE – Presentation by Mr Chris Bowden International Species Recovery Officer & SAVE (Saving Asia’s Vulture from Extinction) Programme Manager.
Klimatech Environmental Club, Pakistan – Awareness among school and college groups regarding the conservation of vultures and the world vultures day. Different in-situ and in-vitro activities will be carried out especially using information and downloads from this website. The locations shall include a school and a forest reserve park in Lahore-Partisan. The output will be sent to this website and also published on our Facebook page.
Little Rock Zoo, United States – Join us at the Little Rock Zoo as we celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day! We will have an information table set up where guests can learn all about vultures and vulture conservation. There will also be games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, a vulture feeding demonstration and vulture-themed stage chats where guests can meet our zoo’s vultures up close.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, United States – Saturday, August 26; Vulture Awareness Day. 1:00 P.M. MDT: PowerPoint Program “Turkey Vultures: Our Local Sanitation Engineers.” 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Docent at the Turkey Vulture exhibit with vulture realia. Informational material and children’s activities available.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, United States – Two days of education/activity stations with a focus on vultures and the California condor. The Zoo’s Bird Show will feature several of our vulture species. Screenings of select sections of The Condor’s Shadow documentary featuring Q&A sessions with members of the Hopper Mountain USFWS Condor Recovery Team. Last, but not least, a focus on the L.A. Zoo’s interactive California Condor Rescue Zone – an interactive education/activity center where kids can play and learn about condors.
Lufasi Nature Park, Nigeria – Join the Lekki Bird Club for her birding today. Also, the park is opened, we will educate as many people today during all of our tours of the reserve of the importance of this day and these beautiful creatures.
McGregor Museum, South Africa – Delivering keynote address to Rotary Club, Kimberley on 4 September 2017.
McGregor Museum, South Africa – Vulture Conserveration Trail Run hosted by Kimberley Harriers and to be held on Benfontein Nature Reserve with proceeds from race entry fees being donated to vulture conservation activities in the Kimberley area.
NARREC with OneAfrica TV, Namibia – OneAfrica TV has an audience of about 25% of Namibia’s population. A brief clip about vultures and poison-use as a threat will be screened as an advert on One Africa TV for some days leading up to and after International Vulture Awareness Day.
National wildlife research centre, Saudi Arabia – Field trips to vulture breeding sites to train local people in vulture monitoring. Write articles in leading newspaper.
Natural History Museum, Nepal – Seminar on “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – Conservation Drone in Vulture Monitoring and Conservation”. Speaker: Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya,
Date: September 1st, 2017, Time: 1pm -3pm. In this seminar, Mr. Karmacharya will share the activities of his vulture research and conservation project. In addition, he will demonstrate the application of modern tools (Conservation Drone, Camera Traps, Data Loggers etc.) in the field for wildlife monitoring and conservation.
Nature Education and Service Society (NESS), India – On the occasion of IVAD 2017, our society members organise awareness camps at various schools of Baran district, Rajasthan.
NatureLife Cambodia, Cambodia – NatureLife Cambodia will collaborate with BirdLife International Cambodia Programme and Cambodia Vulture Working group to celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Phnom Penh. The main objective of education event are to promote Cambodia’s vulture conservation and inspire university students to be involved with protecting vultures. Some awareness material will be published to support this event including t-shirts, banners and stickers.
NC Aquariums, United States – Free-flighted bird show. Creature Connections with live vultures. Vulture Trivia game. Classroom activities, coloring pages, matching chicks to their parents, where are vultures located map, looking through vulture stomachs to see what they ate and if it was good or bad, a text your smell activity.
Nest Nature Club, India – 1. Awareness program for conservation of vulture amongst students. 2.Conducted a drawing competition.
Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria – The Lekki Bird Club of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation will be celebrating the 2017 International Vulture Awareness Day with a bird watching expedition at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Nigeria from 7.00am to 10.00 am. The birding expedition will be used to advocate the need to conserve vultures in our environment.
Palombar, Portugal – Vultures – Key Species in Ecosystems. 03-09-2017 9:00:00 – Taking advantage of the International Day of Vultures, Palombar invites you to know the vultures and their food as well as other birds that are part of the avifauna of the Douro International Natural Park. Find out what efforts are being made by the Iberian Life Rupis project, for the conservation of Egyptian vultures, Black Vultures and other necrophagous birds. A visit to a vulture feeding station will be made. www.rupis.pt/
Parque Municipal Zoológico de Córdoba, Spain – Social and webcasting campaigns during the week of August 28 to September 3.
Peace Valley Nature Center, United States – interactive games, displays, a walk looking at vultures.
P.G. Department of Zoology BSNVPG College, Lucknow, India – Department of Zoology Celebrates vulture awareness day since 2016. Declining vulture populations, their conservation and generation of awareness was discussed with P.G and U.G students. The programme was inaugurated by Principal, Dr Rakesh Chandra, and the lecture was delivered by Dr Shashikant Shukla, Head of Deptartment. Dr Sanjive Shukla emphasized the role of youth to carry messages to common people. Aman Ahmad, Akash mathur, Mahima Asthana and other students participated in discussions. Dr. Amrita Singh, Event Coordinator, motivated students to play a vital role to save vultures.
Rainforest Conservation Education Centre, India – Audio-Visual Lecture programmee on Vulture in School.
Riserva Naturale Regionale del Lago di Cornino, Italy – Sunday 3rd September 2017. Guided Tour to the visitor center and Griffon Vulture Reintroduction Project. Conference on Vulture conservation problems in Europe and on the role of Zoos in conservation of Vultures and other species. Releasing of a young Griffon Vulture recovered in Bavaria (D) and treated at the Innsbruck Alpenzoo (A). In collaboration with Parco Natura Viva (Verona) and Alpennzoo Innsbruck (A).
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, United Kingdom and India – Presenting at event organised by the Karnataka Vulture Conservation Trust, and local Karnataka Forest Department at Ramnagara, Karnataka, observing (hopefully!) Long-billed and Egyptian Vultures in the wild, followed by presentations mid-morning.
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!
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, United States – Facebook / Twitter posts and highlights to visitors to our Sanctuary. Over 9000 followers on Facebook. We have 3 resident vultures here and are the host to several families of wild vultures.
Seth G B Podar College, Nawalgarh & Save vulture community, Bikaner, India – Workshop on International Vulture Awareness Day 2017 in central Rajasthan, India with Post-graduate students of science, and capacity building for protection with Forest department.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park, United States – Vulture chats throughout the day with our two Griffon Vultures.
Sociedad Gaditana Historia Natural/Zoobotánico Jerez, Spain – Several conferences on vultures and their future in the area.
Society for Conservation of Historical and Ecological Resources (SCHER), Rajasthan – Every year SCHER organise IVAD. This year on 2 September, we planned a visit with college participants for sighting in morning sessions and lectures, a drawing competition, and a visit report (morning participants will submit report to organiser) etc in Noon session. A visit of selected village of kota district for awareness to conservation of vulture in the evening session.
SPEA, Portugal – For September 2 and 3 we have prepared 4 activities in Miranda do Douro and Bragança, thought to celebrate the International Day of Vultures. SPEA organizes 3 editions of the activity “De Olho Nas Aves”: »02-09-2017 17:00:00 and 18:00:00 »03-09-2017 9:00:00. And invites you to get to know the birds that inhabit the stunning landscape of the Douro International Natural Park. Meeting point: Cathedral of Miranda do Douro.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, United States – We will feature a Turkey Vulture in our “Up Close to Animals” presentation at noon on September 2 in celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm, United States – Animal Keepers conduct Keeper Talks at the Birds of Africa Exhibit discussing our Cape Griffon and Hooded Vulture breeding programs, and the threats that they face in the wild. Following the talks, there are opportunities for guests to purchase food to throw out to vultures with proceeds going to VulPro. Coloring pages and fact sheets will also be available.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park, United States – Visitors will have the opportunity to meet our resident King Vulture and learn how vultures play a vital role in the health of their ecosystem, and why they need our help. Vulture presentations will take place at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in the park’s Memorial Garden.
Tallahassee Museum, United States – Information about Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures, Pellet Dissection, Sniff like a Vulture, Use Your Beak, See Our Turkey Vultures and a Black Vulture
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 Parahawking Project, Spain – We will be selling a limited number of prints of Kevin and Bob by award winning artist Esther Tyson. 10% of all net revenue will be donated to the Gachowk Vulture Restaurant in Pokhara, a project we have been supporting for several years.
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.
The Prague Zoological Garden, Czech Republic – Special talks with feeding demonstrations; interactive education programme and games regarding unique vulture senses (sight and smell senses); information about our conservation activities of Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Bearded vulture in the Alps and about our breeding history. Prague Zoo is in charge of the European studbook for the Egyptian vulture and the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) for this species.
The Raptors, Canada – Join The Raptors for a BBQ, silent auction & special vulture-themed activities in support of International Vulture Awareness Day. Proceeds from event-day activities will be donated to global vulture conservation efforts and to the Raptor Rescue Society. September 2nd and 3rd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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
Toronto Zoo, United States – Lots of artefacts and experiments pertaining to vulture diet and physiology. We offer a colouring station for the kids where they can make their own vulture mask. We have multiple silent auction and sale items (vulture paintings, wristbands, t-shirts). We make a mock poison response kit so guest can see what all funds raised are supporting. This year we hope to teach children to track vultures by attaching our telemetry device to a stuffed animal vulture sitting in a nearby tree.
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc., United States – Tours, talks, and vulture watching. Plenty of other raptors to see as well.
Trenca Association, Spain – Observation of the 4 European vultures feeding on a feeding point that our association has installed in the Pyrenees. We will observe them from a viewpoint located at a distance that does not molete the birds. There will be an explanatory talk about the 4 species of vultures in Spain, besides other scavengers such as kites and corvids.
Tropical Wings Zoo, Essex – A special display with our Turkey Vulture, and an educational talk about vultures and their conservation issues. A craft session including colouring in and vulture activity sheet, with games to help teach children about vultures.
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.
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, United States – Help spread awareness of the conservation issues facing vulture species in Africa, Asia, and here in North America, while you fly through our vulture scavenger hunt. Compare your wingspan to that of a Turkey Vulture, or an Andean Condor, and find out how much you would need to eat if you were a vulture. We’ll explore how vultures are viewed in human cultures throughout history, and how our health relies on these birds doing what they do best.
Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), Europe – We breathe, dream, work and play with vultures every single day of the year – and have been doing some pretty good work restoring and protecting some populations of the 4 European vulture species. The VCF will be using our social media channels to promote vultures all day on the 2017 International Vulture Day – follow us to find out more about all the work we do 4Vultures!
Vultures Namibia, Namibia – Fundraising Dinner.
VvB/FoB Friends of Blouberg, South Africa – General awareness day about Vultures their endangered status and their importance to the ecosystem. Blouberg has the largest breeding colony of the endangered Cape Vulture in the world.
Wildlife Heritage Conservation Society, India – Drawing competition and lectures.
Woodland Park Zoo, United States – The day will feature keeper talks with our turkey vulture, the vulture “vomit toss” (cornhole), crafts, biofacts and more!
World of Wings, United Kingdom – African themed carcass feed with Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Bateleur Eagle and White Stork at 12pm. Face painting, raffle and 3pm flying display. All donations on day going towards Vulpro.
Ziongate Geospatial and Research Services, Ghana – 1. Mapping foraging, roosting and nesting sites of Hooded Vultures within Kumasi Metropolitan Area (KMA). 2. Community education and awareness creation on the ecological importance of Hooded Vultures.
Zoo Atlanta, United States – Social Media Promotion. Gift shop merchandise at 10% discount with IVAD button. Vulture-themed educational programming. Keeper talks/special bird shows. Special enrichment for vultures. Vulture-themed games and activities. Local vulture spotting with Georgia Audubon Society.
Zoo de La Boissière du Doré, France – Games on vultures, make up for children, falconry with palm-nut vulture.
Zoo de Lourosa – Parque Ornitológico de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal – The 3rd of september in Zoo de Lourosa will be dedicated to vultures! Participants will have the opportunity to play a game where they’ll “travel the world” while learning about the 23 species of vultures as well as the major threats that are making these remarkable birds disappear. Kid activities include building a 3D vulture as well as a royal crown while meeting our King Vultures. Demonstrations of the feeding behaviour of our vultures with keeper talks will also be taking part. Join us!
Zoological Garden of Zagreb, Croatia – Educational activities for children and adults which will focus on native Croatian vulture species – the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus). Furthermore, our educators will explain in an interactive way why vultures are nature’s proficient cleaners and their special adaptations. We will also try to raise the concern about their survival in modern-day environments and the dangers they face. Some creative workshops for children will also be held.
ZooNews Digest, Worldwide – As in all previous years I will be, and have already, be promoting the event to the 61,000+ followers (mainly ‘zoo’ people) I have on the ZooNews Facebook Group.
ZOO Zlín, Czech Republic – Special talks with feeding demonstrations, kid’s activities, guided tours to the breeding aviaries in the background.
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.