Who is celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day?

Below are all the organisations and individuals who have registered through this website, and the countries they are from, to let people know that they will be celebrating vultures this International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday 3 September 2022.

Albuquerque Biological Park, USA – African Vulture Discovery Station, pellet dissection, Check Your Wingspan, Smell Station, vote for your favourite vulture with a conservation message, trivia and quiz, Andean Condor Discovery Station, and crafts.

American Eagle Foundation, USA – Educational outreach focusing on “vulture virtues” both locally and abroad. Our social media vulture ambassadors, Bash and George, will drive awareness around the Asian and African vulture crises and host a livestream.

Banham Zoological Gardens, UK – Interactive activities, flying displays, conservation talks, fund raising.

Bird Education Society, Nepal – Bird Education Society (BES) has planned to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day 2022 by organizing vulture observation program at Vulture Safe Feeding Zone in Pithauli, Nawalpur. A group of students from community schools will be taken to Pithauli on that very occasion of IVAD.

Birds of Prey Protection Society (BPPS), Bulgaria – On September 3 2022, in territory of Nature park “Vrachanski Balkan” (Bulgaria), near village Dolno Ozirovo, an 8 km trek will be held to observe griffon and black vultures. Since 2004, the teams of Vrachanski Balkan Park, Green Balkans, FWFF and BPPS have been working on Vultures reintroduction Program and restoration of these vultures as nesting species in the area. Thanks to the efforts in 2022, for the first time in 70 years, a black vulture successfully nested in the Western Old Mountains.

Blouberg Nature Reserve, South Africa – Treasure hunt, Friends of Blouberg 10 year celebration.

Diergaarde Blijdorp, The Netherlands – Communication on social media, promoting online education video and zookeeper talk about vultures.

Game Rangers International, Zambia – We’ll be running vulture-themed activities and conservation awareness sessions across three important landscapes in Zambia – Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park and Lusaka!

Hawk Conservancy Trust, UK – We will be celebrating vultures with even more vultures in our fantastic flying demonstrations and plenty of other vulture-themed activities throughout the day. We will also have vulture themed products available from the shop and we’ll be fundraising for vital conservation work!

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, USA – Hawk Creek Wildlife Center will be at the New York State Fair talking all things #vultureculture! Some of our amazing vulture animal ambassadors will be there to teach about why they are such an important part of ecosystems around the world.

JECRC University, India – Quiz competition based on vulture topics, expert talk, poster competition among UG & PG Students.

Johnson Branch State Park, USA – Educational program on vultures who reside in the park.

Little Rock Zoo, USA – Vulture flight demo, feed, and chat, “vultures are scavengers hunt” (scavenger hunt), vulture vomit activity, activity table with pledges to help vultures, demonstrations, and links to vulture fundraisers.

LPO France, France – The proposed activity is a 2h30 pedestal hike along a trail in the Gorges du Tarn, so you will be in the heart of the vulture’s habitat and will have the opportunity to observe them and learn more about their way of life.

Pankaj Chandan, Independent nature scientist, India – Community awareness programmes in J&K and Ladakh in India.

Pokhara Bird Society, Nepal – We have designed a new poster for awareness among local people and government officials .Poster will be inaugurated and distributed , vulture awareness advocacy program among local communities, stakeholders and college students and monitoring populations of vultures in and around the Pokhara Valley. This time we will focus more in the sites where we lost vultures due to transmission lines and development projects. We will also submit an appeal letter to concern government authorities in those areas.

Puy du Fou, France – Activities offered to visitors hosted at Puy du Fou France (with an entrance ticket): Presentation of the different species of vultures; Awareness time in favor of the preservation of vultures organized at the end of “Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 04th August 2022 to 04th September 2022; Sale of “Save the Vultures” bracelets at the end of “Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes” (support for various conservation programs).

Saginaw Children’s Zoo, USA – We will be hosting a book club discussion with “Condor: To the Brink and Back”, and doing a child’s story time reading in the Zoo amphitheater. We will also have a coloring station for kids and an activity station with vulture biofacts and a stomach acid activity. We will have several vulture keeper chats throughout the day. We will post SAFE media on our social media site including links to Raptor TAG merchandise and a link to the Vulture SAFE YouTube video.

Thirsk Bird of Prey Centre, UK – Usual displays plus vulture encounters and celebrity guests in attendance.

Wessa Northern Areas, South Africa – Open day at vulture restaurant, breakfast at the Nyoka project viewpoint.