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 7 September 2019.

Academie du Faucconrie du Grand Parc Puy du Fou, France – Vulture awareness activities, wristband sales, teenager training workshops.

Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS), Albania – On the first Saturday of September 2019, some representatives from AOS team as well as other nature enthusiasts/activists, mainly on birds and vultures, will be paragliding from Llogara Pass, a former nesting site of the Egyptian Vulture and an activity conceived as a symbol of protection of Egyptian Vulture. AOS will make all efforts to include in the stand the symbol of Egyptian Vulture accompanied with the message “FlyWiththeVulture”.

Albuquerque BioPark, USA – Conservation discovery stations: pellet dissections; compare your wing span; smell station – can you discern odors as well as a vulture?; coloring pages and crafts – make a vulture mask or a small paper tube vulture; a beauty contest – favorite vulture; quiz – answer vulture questions for a prize and; learn about our zoo’s African vultures.

Allwetterzoo Munster, Germany – During our “Night in the zoo” visitors can observe a show-feeding of our vultures (griffon and black vultures). Between 7 pm and 10 pm children can colour different vulture-Pictures while every interested Person can get Information from our keepers about husbandry of These birds and about the reintroduction programs where we are involved.

American Eagle Foundation, USA – A Vulture Live show at Dollywood’s Wings of America theater located at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN along with an educational presentation themed around the Asian and African Vulture Crisis.

AMUS (Acción por el Mundo Salvaje), Spain – On 29 August 2019 Griffon and Black Vulture studies on the use of territorial muladar (rubbish heap) and movement of captured specimens.; biomedical studies to detect the presence of antibiotics, and heavy metals. On September 14 and 21, releases of vultures recovered at the AMUS hospital. It will be developed in 2 of the 6 necrophage feeding points managed by AMUS: ZEPA Sierra Grande de Hornachos and Oliva de la Frontera and Valencia del Mombuey.

A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI), Nigeria – We plan to join the international community to celebrate IVAD at the Kano Zoo. We will host both the institution base stakeholders (relevant ministries) and the resource use stakeholders (traditional medicine men, hunters and the marketers of vulture parts). The day will commence with a short walk to see the pairs of Egyptian, Hooded and Lappet faced vultures found in the zoo. This will be followed by presentations including videos to further enlighten participants on the importance of vultures.

Arulagam, India – Puppet show; seminar; vulture game.

Associação Abutrica, Portugal – Trilhos dos abutres  – Trail run for Vultures.

Attica Zoological Park, USA – Two bird of prey presentations dedicated to vultures (@the Birds of Prey amphitheater, 12 and 2.30pm); arts and crafts (@the Education Center, 12.30-4pm); free guided tour to the Park’s vulture species (start @Birds of Prey amphitheater after the 2.30pm presentation).

Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Vultures, Croatia – This year, Priroda Public Institution, Zagreb Zoo and the BIOM Association with the support of the City of Rijeka and Cres Tourist Board have prepared a programme to mark this special occasion at Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures, at Korzo in Rijeka and at Zagreb Zoo.

Bharti Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, India – School level painting activities.

Bhopal birds conservation society & VNS Nature Saviours, India – On the occasion of International Vulture Awareness Day, Bhopal Birds & VNS Nature Saviours will organise an Expert Talk, Quiz, Facilitation of Mr. Dilsher Khan, Vulture Expert of M.P and release a movie on Vulture Conservation on 6th of September 2019 at VNS Campus, Bhopal.

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association, Myanmar – Short talk about vulture conservation in students of universities, Shan State; awareness of diclofenac toxic to vulture in all stakeholder will be done in veterinary people in Kachin and Shan State; pamphlets and booklets about Asian vultures, their ecological role will be distributed.

Bird Conservation Nepal, Nepal – Vulture conservation awareness campaign; Count of vulture numbers in specific time and location.

Bird Conservation Society Gujarat, India – Awareness program to ground level volunteers and vet with Jivdaya Trust.

Birdlife Botswana, Botswana – BirdLife Botswana has collaborated with Kalahari Research and Conservation and other stakeholders to commemorate the day by organising an awareness-raising event at Gaborone Main Mall to target members of the general public. The event will start with a march for two hours, then entertainment, a gathering for speeches about the issues facing vultures and the importance of vultures in the ecosystem for another two hours. Hon. Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism to address the public. The event will include youth from primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

Birdlife International Africa, Rwanda – Hosting a booth with vulture education and awareness materials at the Business of Conservation Conference.

Birdlife Portugal (SPEA), Portugal – Participation at a natural festival (ArribAves), in a debate on birds and anthropogenic infrastructures and an information stand about Life Rupis project (Conservation of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in the Douro Valley)

Birdlife South Africa, South Africa – Tswalu-Kalahari Reserve, situated in the Northern Cape Province in the heart of the green Kalahari, will be declared as South Africa’s first Vulture Safe Zone on International Vulture Awareness Day 2019. Lappet-faced Vultures breed on the reserve and White-backed Vultures, who breed further north along the Kuruman River, frequent the reserve to bathe and forage. Reserve management is to be commended on doing all that is necessary to ensure that vultures visiting the reserve are safe from harm.

BirdLife Turkey (Doğa Derneği), Turkey – We are together with vultures at Sarimazi Raptor Count. More than 13 birdwatchers from different countries are counting raptor bird species, especially Egyptian vultures, at three observation points in Southern Turkey near village of Sarimazi, Adana region. So far we counted 57 migrating Egyptian vultures and our daily news reached nearly 5000 people on three continents Europe, Africa and Asia. This activitiy are carried out under the project EV New LIFE

Birds Buddy, India – We will organise program among school students the importance of conserving vultures and threats they are facing.

Birds of Prey Protection Foundation Belgrade, Serbia – We are planning to release a Griffon Vulture tagged with a satellite transmitter in Uvac. We will have a lot of guests. We are organizing the International Conference about the Vulture conservation on Balkan. Our colleagues from Croatia and Bulgaria will be here.

Birdwatch Zambia, Zambia – This year, we will commemorate IVAD throughout the month of September starting with talks on local radio in the first week of September, talks and site visits in schools will follow in the second and third week of September and finally a stakeholder meeting with national regulators of pesticide access in the final week on September. Vulture awareness will also be raised during the commemoration of BirdWatch’s 50th anniversary 2 day long exhibition at a prominent Shopping Mall in Lusaka.

Brandywine Zoo, USA – Activities and stations throughout the Zoo on 9/7/19 from 10 am – 1 pm. Venture Out for Vultures hike and Vulture SAFE fundraiser at Brandywine Creek State Park on 9/22/19 at 12 pm.

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Bulgaria – With a theatrical performance, an exhibition, games for children and many surprises, we will celebrate the IVAD in Madzharovo on September 7th, Saturday. IVAD is organized by Rewilding Rhodopes and the BSPB and is held in cooperation with the Municipality of Madjarovo. The activities are carried out under the projects Conservation of Black and Griffon Vultures in the Rhodope Mountains, and the EV New LIFE, funded by the EU’s LIFE Programme.

Buseu Project, Spain – Putting food for all species of vultures, enjoying and explaining the Buseu Project.

Chinese Vulture Group (CVG), China – We plan to publish a Chinese book, The Story of Vultures (2019), in these days, telling people of the threats to vulture in China, and that all vultures are protected in the western part of China. We are also observing the success rate of vulture breeding in the field, such as in the Tianshan Mountains, the Altai Mountains, and the Pamirs. We also conducted a survey of the bone flute of vultures, including quantity, price, species, and source in Xinjiang and Tibet.

Carolina Raptor Centre, USA – Stomach acid demo, walk with a vulture, paint with a vulture, vulture playground, vulture vomit toss, vulture wingspan, scavenger hunt.

Cascades Raptor Centre, USA – Handmade “Turkey Vulture Vomit” for throwing. A scent station for guessing what the smell is. And window silhouettes of vultures and other birds of prey.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, USA – Multiple informational, hands on activities, vulture feedings, and keeper talks.

Cohanzick Zoo, USA – Tinkerbell the Black Vulture will be doing outreach at an event, Wheaton Paws for Art. We will have vulture-related STEM activities and vulture art projects.

Dadia Lefkimi Soufli Forest National Park, Greece – Daily free guided tours to the observation post, counting vultures at the feeding site and activities for children!

Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Centre, USA – We’ll be celebrating Vulture Awareness Day with crafts and activities all day at the Ornithology Center. At 1:00, we’ll run our Migration Challenge Obstacle Course, where kids can learn about how our local Turkey Vultures migrate. At 2:30, learn all about vultures and meet our Turkey Vulture Ambassador during a special Raptor Feeding Time.
Free with park admission!

Endangered Wildlife Trust Birds of Prey Programme, South Africa – The EWT Birds of Prey Programme will be launching its Vulture Safe Zone project officially on IVAD on the 7th September. The EWT-BOPP is spearheading the establishment of the first Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) in South Africa. The use of VSZs has been identified as a priority conservation intervention by the Multi-species Action Plan (MsAP) for the conservation of Africa and Eurasia’s vultures. We will be doing this in conjunction with a number of vulture awareness campaigns on the day.

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, Ethiopia – There will be a bird watching session on the grasslands. Rangers of Awash Aledeghi National Park will be identifying vultures and taking data on their activities. Participants from the local community and authorities will join the event. Officials from the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society will address the participants and explain about the importance of Vultures and about IVAD. A photo and video exhibition will also be held. Donation of Bird Field Guide books and binoculars for rangers in Awash and Alydege National Park.

Faszination Geier, Germany – Volunteering at VulPro, a leading Vulture Conservation Programme in South Africa, and helping as much as possible. Hundreds of injured vultures need helping hands and it’s always important to raise awareness for these beautiful creatures. I will write about my experiences and the importance of vultures for our environment in my German vulture blog.

Fondo para el Refugio de las Hoces del Riaza, Spain – Publication of articles; visit to Corcos land.

Fontanelle Forest, USA – Live Turkey Vulture in the nature center to meet, photograph, and learn from with its handler. Turkey Vulture crafts and activities. Our famous Turkey Vulture, Helios, will get a special treat in our refuge.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo, USA – Vulture plushies for adoption, information booth set up in front of Condor/Eagle exhibits, facebook and television spot with a carcass feeding. Activities: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Condor Exhibit: Learn all about these often misunderstood scavengers; touch and explore bird-of-prey bio facts; join activities like coloring and scavenger hunts; keeper talk: 10:30 a.m. at Condor Exhibit; Condor Adopt-An-Animal packages at reduced price, 9/7 only! 50% of sales will benefit California Condor Nest Guarding Programs.

Friends of Blouberg, South Africa – Treasure hunt, animal identification, informational speech. Barbeque and FUN day.

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, UK – Vulture themed activities including a family fun day and activities for kids including a bouncy castle, meerkat bingo, face painting, egg and spoon race, cake and sweet stalls, crafts, and a raffle; sale of charity wristbands; vulture themed talks throughout the day and a final 3pm mixed species vulture conservation flying demonstration.

German Nature Protection Union in the Republic of Armenia (NABU), Armenia – Social media activities, seminars about vultures in three villages.

Ghana Wildlife Society, Ghana – We will conduct three TV discussions on three different television channels to highlight the current status of vultures in Ghana including the Multi-species Action Plan; raise awareness on the need to celebrate vultures among viewers and garner more support for vulture conservation in the country. We will also use our social media handles (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to promote awareness on the species through daily postings and a quiz from 3rd September-7th September.

Green Balkans, Bulgaria – The Green Balkans team welcomes everyone to an ‘open doors’ day at the only Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre in Bulgaria in ‘Sinite kamani’ Nature Park, Sliven. Visitors will be able to see patients at the Rescue Center, along with learning interesting facts about vultures in Bulgaria. The Green Balkans NGO, along with our partners from BPPS (Birds of Prey Protection Society) and the ‘Vrachanski Balkan’ Nature Park Directorate plan an organized field trip in the Nature Park including observing Griffon Vultures in the area.

Greenville Zoo, USA – Scavenger hunt through the zoo, wingspan comparison, vulture stomach experiment, selfie station, matching game, maze, vulture threat matching activity, donation box, vulture coloring pages, stickers to pass out.

Grefa – Monachus Project, Spain – On August 31, we will tag 12 black vultures with GPS (open), wing discolorations and we will do guided tours to the vultures aclimatisation cage. In the village that hosts the reintroduction project, there will be children’s workshops, ringing of passerine birds, musical parades, talks, a dinner and raffles. People will have the opportunity to observe the vultures in a feeding place. All to raise awareness about vultures and their role in the ecosystems.

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!

Hawkins Falconry, UK – Activities throughout the year. Home of the finest falconry experiences, hunting wild quarry with trained birds of prey in their natural environment.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, USA – Although EVERYDAY is a celebration of Vultures, join our FREE Vulture presentation at 12 noon w/ friends from Red Creek Wildlife who will provide an overview on the VITAL role these scavengers serve. Meet a LIVE Turkey & Black Vulture Up Close in the Wings of Wonder Gallery. Visitor Center hours 8 AM – 5 PM. Explore autumn migration at North Lookout where we generate new information on raptor migration ecology. Learn about long-term monitoring research projects globally!

Hazi Foundation, Spain – Technical workshop on coexistence between vultures and livestock. In the framework of POCTEFA Ecogyp, a project participated by relevant partners from both the Spanish and French sides of the Pyrenees, including regional governments and NGOs.

Hellenic Ornithological Society / Birdlife Greece, Greece – Implementation of educational workshop for kids, with handicrafts for the Egyptian Vulture; presentation about the Egyptian Vulture in Epirus; screening of the documentary “The Last of the Egyptian Vultures”. The event is implemented in the framework of the LIFE Project “Egyptian Vulture New LIFE”.

Himalayan Institute for Sustainable Environment & Research Society, India – Awareness building through open lectures, presentations, rallies, etc, with students, farmers and other groups. The programme will be organized in collaboration with the Forest Department and respective Biodiversity Management Committees.

Himalayan Nature, Nepal – Himalayan Nature in collaboration with Nepalese Ornithological Union (NOU), Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network and Japanese Society for the Preservation of Birds is going to celebrate IVAD 2019 by organizing interaction with the local community and Vulture watch/counting around Thoolakharka Raptor Watch Site Nepal.

Hobe Sound Nature Center, USA – Arts and crafts. lots of vulture facts.

Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India – Collaboration with various local NGOs that are actively working in regions with vulture population so as to target the Government schools. Various activities to enhance the knowledge and interest of students in vultures have already been initiated. On 7th September, the students and volunteers will visit the natural vulture habitats. The actual heroes in vulture conservation i.e.the local “vulture friends” will be felicitated.

Indian Wildlife Club, India – Our website archived content on vultures-contributed by members-compiled as an Ezine appears on homepage. The Ezine goes to all members of our club.

Inibioma (Conicet-Uncoma), Argentina – To celebrate Vulture Awareness Day we have planned a photo contest during August. The 7/9/19 we’ll share a vulture afternoon in the local town with: a. 6 talks given by researchers about vultures and their threats; b. Activities for children including a talk about local vultures, painting, and storytelling including interactive activity with a virtual Andean Condor; c. A great ending with the result of the photo contest, and live music played with a “sicus” made with Andean Condor feathers.

Institute for Wildlife Sciences, University of Lucknow, India – Vulture conversation program for schools children; culture census with the NGOs and postgraduate skilled students; poster making and open quiz for schools children on culture; mass awareness and sensitise the locals; lectures and group discussion on vulture status and present scenario.

Iowa Raptor Project, USA – Come to the Raptor Center on Saturday September 7th from 11 am-3 pm to help us celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day. Aura, our Turkey Vulture, will be our celebrated ambassador. You can pretend to be a Turkey Vulture by making a mask and wings and scavenging for yummy food morsels.

IUCN Bangladesh, Bangladesh – Vulture day rally, discussion programme, visits to the vulture feeding station.

Jivdaya Charitable Trust, India – Awareness programme to ground level volunteers and vet doctors with Bird Conservation Society Gujarat.

Kalahari Research and Conservation, Botswana – This Kalahari Research and Conservation, through their partnership with Denver Zoological Foundation, have joined forces with local NGOs and government in Botswana to commemorate International Vulture Awareness Day on 7th September 2019 at the capital city, Gaborone. The commemoration will include a march through the city and information dissemination through both political and government leader. We take pride in playing a role in saving our vultures.

Kamuku National Park, Nigeria – Lecture and awareness campaign.

Karnataka Vulture Conservation Trust, India – Nature walk and Vulture observation; expert talk and presentations on decline in the number of vultures in India and Ramanagara, Ramadevara Betta vulture sanctuary.

KMDA – ZOO Planckendael, Belgium – Interactive information point with a guide on saterday and sunday afternoon. The guide will give information about the breeding and release program in the Balkan.

Knowsley Safari Park, UK – Vulture themed talks throughout the day; three flying demonstrations heavily focused on the impact of vultures on ecosystems and their conservation; charity wristband sales for Gauntlet Conservation Trust.

Landgoed Hoenderdaell, The Netherlands – A themed weekend devoted to vultures, filled with several activities (like information stands, scavenger hunts, and a lottery) with the aim to educate people and raise funds!

Little Rock Zoo, USA – Activity and information table, vulture “vomit” throwing activity, vulture flight demonstration, feeding demonstration, graphics and signage.

Manav Organisation and Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India – Mass awareness in schools that are located near vulture habitats. Various competitions will be organised for the students that will enhance their knowledge about vultures.

McGregor Museum & Kimberley Harriers Running Club, South Africa – We will be hosting our annual Vulture Conservation Trail Run on 7 September 2019 on Benfontein Nature Reserve. All proceeds from the race go to local Vulture conservation research to support field work.

Mid-America Science Museum, USA – For our monthly Girls in STEM workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet a real live vulture and meet with a representative from the Arkansas Game and Fish to learn about the importance of vultures in the environment and will also enjoy a fun hands-on science activity.

Migratory Soaring Bird Conservation, Egypt – Stakeholders awareness workshop and vulture watching activity.

Monde Sauvage Safari Park, Belgium – A day dedicated to vultures. Visitors will be able to have a chat with our keepers and veterinarians about the threats facing these emblematic birds. A day full of activities and fun while raising awarness and funds.

Mountain Zebra Camdeboo Protected Environment project, South Africa – The MZCPE together with Sanparks, Endangered Wildlife Trust and BirdlifeSA is partnering to attempt to attract vultures back to the Karoo. On 14th August MZCPE is hosting EWT Birds of Prey Programme’s Gareth Tate to give a presentation about Vulture Safe Zones to private land owners, bird clubs, conservation groups and anyone interested to be part of this. There will be media releases and awareness initiatives about the Karoo Vulture Safe Zone project during August and September.

Nandankanan Zoological Park, India – Conservation breeding of Long-billed Vultures and release into their natural habitat; interaction with school students, quiz competition, signature campaign and awareness rally.

Nature Kenya, Kenya – Nature Kenya will commemorate the IVAD on the 14th September 2019 by conducting community awareness creation in Emotoroki Village (Kajiado) and Ntakurkuriet Village (Maasai Mara). This will be done through talks, presentations, plenary discussions and distribution of education & communication materials. There will be interviews by journalists from Radio Mayien in Maasai Mara.

Nature Preservation Group of Ahmedabad, India – To save wildlife and protect nature.

Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria – Community sensitisation, public awareness and market sensitisation in Sokoto, Jalingo, Enugu and Ibadan.

Nigeria Society For Environmental Conservation, Nigeria – Online awareness and video clip; this program is to empower our members to strengthen their extension and education to teach the public on ecological significance, threat, and conservation of these biological indicators and natural environment sanitizer. We aim to transfer necessary knowledge to the public to discourage the use of vultures and their derivatives for traditional medicine. We plan to clear and correct traditional myth and beliefs that vultures are evil and indicator of bad happenings.

North Carolina Zoo, USA – We celebrated vultures as part of our Saving Species Across Africa day in September. Activities included learning how vultures digest their food, a vulture scavenger hunt, crafts, and other activities to learn about the work the zoo does to save vultures in the wild.

Orange County Zoo, USA – Educational tables, keeper chats, and colouring/worksheets geared towards educating guests about vultures.

Ostrava Zoo, Czech Republic – Vulture activities for children – vulture quiz, try to be a vulture, etc. Special keepers talk about vultures, presentation of reintroduction activities of the Ostrava Zoo.

Ouwehand Zoo, The Netherlands – We plan to have all kinds of activities to increase knowledge and awareness about vultures in general and the Black Vulture specifically.

Parco Natura Viva, Italy – The Education Department staff has created a vulture-themed Game of the Goose to learn about the four species of vulture that live in our Alps and about the human activities that threaten their survival. To increase the education value of this activity, there will be a Conservation Stand of ARCA Foundation (an organisation that works with Parco Natura Viva on conservation projects) to raise awareness and share information about these particular animals, so important for our planet.

Paryavaran Jeev Seva Sansthan and Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India – Lecture on ‘Vultures: Our Friends’. Painting and quiz competition based on vultures; field visit for the students.

Peace Valley Nature Centre, USA – A walk to see vultures soaring and perhaps feeding, vulture food toss, toss the bean bag animals to the vulture (like corn hole game), vulture costume to try on, free buttons – Look Alive!

Peregrine Fund, USA – Guests at the World Center for Birds of Prey can meet Lucy the Turkey Vulture, see California Condors in person and juveniles on camera, participate in a “Scavenger’s Scavenger Hunt”, Q&A with Condor Propagation Specialists, Vulture Feeding, watch short films about international vulture conservation, and meet other amazing raptors of the non-vulture variety. Bald is Beautiful – Guests who are bald, balding, or wearing a bald cap receive free admission!

Pokhara Bird Society, Nepal – Pokhara Bird Society (PBS) is actively participant in International Vulture Awareness Day since 2015. This year PBS is planning for Vulture Count in 6 different spot in valley between 8AM-10AM, Vulture Photo Exhibition in Institute of Forestry-Pokhara Campus and Vulture Awareness Program in Secondary School.

Prague Zoo, Czech Republic – Information about vulture conservation and reintroduction projects, causes of population decline, conservation research game – using paper cards with vultures images – based on the respondents’ preferences (evaluation of most popular vulture), educational workshops and children’s games and activities, special talks with feeding demonstrations.

Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), Albania – On 23rd of September an environmental education presentation will be hold in primary schools of Nivica and Progonat. All of the pupils will be invited to make art, crafts or drawings for the “Egyptian Vulture Festival”. On 2nd of October 2019 we will organize the IVAD 2019 festival in the center of Nivica village. Games for pupils, presentation of their artwork before audience, camera-trap informative session, birdwatching of Egyptian Vulture and visit at SFS of EV will be hold.

Public Institution ‘Priroda’, Croatia – 2-10 September, Rijeka – Open-air exhibition ‘Vultures in the Sky, The Story of Kvarner Griffon Vultures’; 7 and 8 September – Open Day at Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures; Presentation of the results of the ‘Ožujsko Protected by Law’ campaign, creative workshop for children,lecture by BIOM Association about poisoning of vultures; 8 September – Creative workshop for children.

Raptors Botswana, Botswana – An awareness match and speeches from national leaders.

Riga Zoo, Latvia – On the occasion of the International Vulture Awareness Day we will open the public access to the facilities of the Cinereous Vultures, which have been closed since March to not disturb the breeding pair. On September 6th we will call the national press to attend the event, using the occasion to make people aware of the importance of the vultures and the threats to their conservation, informing them about the conservation work carried out in our zoo.

Riserva Naturale regionale del Lago di Cornino, Italy – On the 8th September we will organize in our visitor center: guided tours to the natural reserve and observation of vultures at the feeding point; some conferences about our activity and events related to vultures; releasing of young Griffon Vultures born in captivity.

Save Vulture Community, India – Advisory program of vulture conservation with postgraduate students.

SEO/Birdlife Spain, Spain – On September 6 SEO / BirdLife presents the current situation of the griffon vulture in Spain according to data from the V National Census of Griffon Vulture. According to SEO / BirdLife data Spain has 90% of the European population of this species and has a great responsibility for its conservation.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, USA – Guided tours of the Shaver’s Creek Raptor Center with focus on Black & Turkey Vultures. Biofacts and activities for families.SEO–Virot, Mallorca, Spain – Come to watch Grifon & black vultures with the new BirdLife local goup “Virot”.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park, USA – Our Griffon Vultures will have a rib eating contest!

Society for Conservation of Historical and Ecological Resources, India – We, SCHER with support from Rajasthan Forest Department, will be taking college students to South East Asia’s largest colony of Long-billed Vultures in the valley of Gapernath of Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve, Kota. Students will be informed about various species of vultures, their behaviour, feeding pattern and the cause of their decreasing number. Students will get to witness vultures in their natural habitat.

Society for Conservation of Nature, India – We are going to conduct a student awareness activities at Junior High School, Raja ka Bag in which we will use education display material about the vultures. Will give message through street play and game web of life. More than 200 students will participate in this event.

SPNL Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, Lebanon – A huge event on the 8th of September in West Beqaa (one of the most important bottlenecks for bird migration) to raise awareness about soaring birds, where a sign for the IVAD 2019 will be erected on the stage where the minister of the environment and other very important stakeholders will give their speeches. The event includes a round-trip ride by bike for 50 bikers who will cover the whole area spreading the message with a paraplane flying overhead symbolizing the flight of soaring birds.

Stichting Vogelpark Avifauna, The Netherlands – Through different activities, amongst which a feeding presentation, we will raise awareness for vultures. We will host guided tours explaining on our ex-situ projects in vulture conservation, as well as our participation in in-situ projects.
In the vulture information booth, we will explain on the different threats and the initiatives worldwide to save vultures; now and in the future.

St Louis Zoo, USA – Vulture endoscopy activity, dress like a vulture activity, keeper chats, bio facts, diet examples, poison carcass activity, feeding demonstrations.

Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife, Syria – Walking and hiking in the field to observe the raptors on migration, visit sites that are used or reported to be used and visited by vultures. Awareness event for the locals about the threats that vultures are facing during migration. Awareness for local hunters, school pupils, local farmers. Officials from the related ministries of Agriculture and Environment locals and volunteers from NGOs. Nature lovers as well.

Tallahassee Museum, USA.

Tata Steel, India – Vulture awareness talk, movie on vulture conservation, and quiz.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey, UK – Part of our Birds in the Park Falconry Weekend 2019. We have vultures flying in demonstrations throughout the weekend, a vulture facts and threats themed trail around the vultures of the centre, a specially designed vulture board game, IVAD stand and charity pin badges for sale.

Theodore Roosevelt Park, USA – Before the Turkey Vultures of North Dakota head south for the winter, let’s celebrate these fascinating birds. Learn all about their lives, their interesting habits, and make a paper craft that you can take home. Don’t miss out on the fun!

The Raptors, Canada – Come fall in love with vultures! We have free-flight demonstrations and talks with our amazing vultures throughout the weekend (August 31st & September 1st). BBQ and silent auction fundraiser, kids crafts and many opportunities to see the beauty in these misunderstood birds up close.

The Texas Zoo, USA – Vulture themed games & activities, along with live vulture demonstrations.

Thirsk Bird of Prey Centre, UK – We are planning on running our Vulture Day with a twist.
On The Day: Vulture Encounter – Black Vulture and Palm Nut Vulture, three flying displays including African Flying Display, Vulture Feed, and Meet the Vet – Peter Wright from The Yorkshire Vet will popping in as well.

Tracey Aviary, USA – Bird shows, condor walk, vulture activities and crafts, vulture story time, up-close vulture encounters.

Trenca NGO, Spain – Observation of the fourth European vulture feeding in a feeder point.

University of Lucknow, India – Awareness activities in schools and colleges of Lucknow and surrounding areas.

U.P Basic Education and Indian Biodiversity Conservation Society, India – Coloring and slogan writing competition for the students. The focus will be especially on Egyptian Vultures that are reported from the region.

Ventana Wildlife Society, USA – California Condor Day – Come and visit our beautiful new exhibit, highlighting species recovery and the Big Sur region. Enjoy program presentations, bird walks, youth activities, snacks/beverages, and sign up for one of two special 2-hour condor tours offered.

Vets Care Club, Pakistan – Awareness walk in University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore; tour to Changa Manga Vulture conservation centre; sketching and photography competition on theme of “vulture conservation”; seminar by WWF respresentator. The whole event will be organized by Veterinary students.

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, Zimbabwe – Lunch at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant ($1 from your meal cost goes to VFWT), Vulture Culture Experience, Vulture Conservation Talk (Roger Parry), Meet ‘Judge’ the Ambassador Vulture, Kids Vulture Activity Corner

Volerie de Forez, France – Several activities and games will be set up, including a conference to raise public awareness. We will collect donations for vulture protection organisations around us.

Wild Bihar, India – We will be showcasing an awareness documentary in the regional language on Vultures Conservation at schools and villages which have vultures presence reported at Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Bihar.

Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, South Africa – Morning at Vulture restaurant, followed by presentations at Van Gaalens Cheese farm on vulture conservation.

Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten Stuttgart, Germany – Vulture Information stall; Vulture Quiz; Keeper talk and feeding of the vultures.

Wings of Wales, UK – We are going to do a fundraiser walk in the Brecon Beacons to raise the profile of the conservation of vultures in the wild.

Worlds Working Group on Birds of Prey (WWGBP), Germany – Continue study of Egyptian Vulture in Oman and many other activities on other raptor species. E.g. see www.researchgate.net/profile/Bernd-Ulrich_Meyburg.

WWF-Pakistan, Pakistan – Visit of journalists both from print and electronic media to Changa Manga Vulture Captive Breeding and Rehabilitation Centre in Punjab Province of Pakistan; seminar in collaboration with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore; awareness walk and visit of students of UVAS to Changa Manga; talk to Radio FM91 about IVAD and awareness sessions with students of nature clubs in Nagar Parkar, Sindh province, Pakistan.

Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Science Satara and District Forests office Satara, India – 300 students and forest officials discussed the current status of different species of vultures, efforts for conservation and importance of vultures. Slide show followed by discussion and short films of efforts by different agencies in India proved to be encouraging to students

Zlin Zoo, Czech Republic – Educational workshops and children’s games and activities, vulture feedings, special visit to the our vulture breeding facilities located outside the visitor area; this year we have chicks from five species of vultures.

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