The first Saturday in September each year is International Vulture Awareness Day

Click images to enlarge African White-backed Vulture - 1st year juvenile by André BothaCape Vulture by André BothaAmerican Black Vulture by Lou RichieKing Vulture by Dee Maddams
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Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas that they occur. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.

The International Vulture Awareness Day has grown from Vulture Awareness Days run by the Birds of Prey Programme in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England, who decided to work together and expand the initiative into an international event.

It is now recognised that a co-ordinated international day will publicise the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.

On the first Saturday in September, the aim is for each participating organisation to carry out their own activities that highlight vulture conservation and awareness. This website, established in July 2009, provides a central place for all participants to outline these activities and see the extent of vulture conservation across the world

Additionally this webpage is a valuable resource for vulture workers to learn about the activities of their colleagues and to perhaps develop new collaborations or exchange information.

Organisations participating in 2016

If you have signed up and need to make any change to your listing, simply email details to webmaster@vultureday.org