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 1 September 2018.

Birdlife International Cambodia Programme, Cambodia – Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day for Cambodia vulture conservation, play a movie about vultures’ role in ecosystems, games for children and a slide presentation.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, USA – Vulture vomit toss, stomach juice station, eat like a vulture, wingspan comparisons, condor surgery station, vulture cleaning station, recycling run, scavenger hunt, craft table, painting, puppet station, vulture keeper talk and feeding and more!

CL Woolcott Vulture Restaurant, Botswana – 5km Fun Walk through town to create awareness. 40km Mountain Bike Ride. Activities and vulture views at the CL Woolcott Vulture Restaurant.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Florida, USA – There will information tables set up, keeper talks and training sessions highlighting the unique feeding strategies of these amazing birds.

Friends of Dunga Site Support Group, Kenya – Run awareness campaigns and give presentations, develop banner and images that broadcast the important ecological role vultures play in ecosystems.

Gauntlet Bird of Prey Centre, UK – International Vulture Awareness Day activities.

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!

Institute for Wildlife Sciences, University of Lucknow, India – We are going to plan field excursion activities to view vultures in areas of Uttar Pradesh. From 1-5 September 2018, we will create awareness and conservation activities in different areas of Uttar Pradesh by organising a workshop and vulture rally. From these activities we will sensitize local people, villagers and students about the importance of vultures, threats, their behaviour and measures for vulture conservation.

Kanabo Conservation Link, Botswana – Public awareness day in Ghanzi in collaboration with Raptors Botswana, Kalahari Research and Conservation Group at the CL Woolcott Vulture Restaurant. Activities include a parade through town with our vulture float with educational talk and vulture viewings at the restaurant after.

Lake Pueblo State Park & Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center, Colorado, USA – Meet a live Turkey Vulture from the Raptor Center! From stupendous to disgusting, the features and adaptations of Turkey Vultures will definitely amaze you! Play our game of Vulture Vomit Toss and win prizes. Compare your arm span to a vulture’s wingspan. Make a Vulture Craft to take home.

Lufasi Nature Park, Nigeria – This year’s IVAD will be commemorated by engaging the young adults through essay and debate competitions with an event that will have a leading vulture expert as a guest speaker.

Saint Louis Zoo, USA – Keeper chats, themed scavenger hunts to find which bird species are helped by vultures, vulture silhouettes all over zoo grounds with fun facts and other information about vultures, feeding demonstration, wing span banners for photo ops, a replica nest for photos, vulture related photo props and an IVAD selfie frame, bio facts tables with docents, and a diet table to display what vultures eat at our zoo.

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, UK – Our normal three flying displays and a fourth vulture display followed by a vulture feed. The Yorkshire Vet Peter Wright will be assisting the staff on the day as we will be hosting a variety of competitions and vulture activities.

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