Friday, August 31, 2012

Sept 1 is International Vulture Awareness Day

Nero, TRC's education turkey vulture, would like everyone to know that September 1 is International Vulture Awareness Day.   It is a coordinated international day to publicize the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.
Nero would also like you to know that in addition to being quite handsome and interesting (see the cartoon at the bottom of this post), vultures play important roles in the health of ecosystems.  However, they also face some very real challenges.  Here is a video of Dr. Munir Virani, who works for the Peregrine Fund and is based in Nairobi.  He works with raptor projects in Africa as well as Pakistan and has been one of the most vocal in the plight of vultures worldwide.

There is a vulture in Germany who is helping the police force in a way that only his species can!
Show your vulture pride with a plush vulture or vulture earrings, now on sale at 20% off.  They can be purchased in The Raptor Center gift shop, or you can shop online!

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