Celebrate all things vulture and learn why vultures are key to a healthy environment. These "nature's garbagemen" help clean up carcasses of dead animals and prevent the spread of disease. In places where their numbers are decreasing, like in India, this deficit is becoming a big problem for the human population that depends on them. 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.
International Vulture Awareness Day
Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Advance tickets are recommended. Purchase online here.
International Vulture Awareness Day started in 2009 at the Birds of Prey Programme in South Africa and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England. Now celebrated all over the world, the event highlights the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists. On the first Saturday in September, each participating organization carries out their own activities that highlight vultures.
Carolina Raptor Center offers items in the Eagles Landing Gift Shop that a portion of the proceeds go to vulture conservation efforts. Look for the labels. To learn more about The Peregrine Fund, our partner institution, visit their website.
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