International Vulture Awareness Day

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Curator Natalie Childers has a special relationship with many of the resident vultures. They know that they are her favorite, shhhhhhhh! Photo by Michele Miller Houck.

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International Vulture Awareness Day

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 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 vulture conservation and awareness.

International Vulture Awareness Day
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FREE with Regular Admission

For more information about events all over the world, visit the website.

Carolina Raptor Center offers items in the Eagles Landing Gift Shop that a portion of the proceeds go to vulture conservation efforts in Africa. Look for the labels. To learn more about VulPro, our partner institution, visit their website.