Raptor Aid wants to help people understand the pressures which are placed on birds of prey in the world today. Each day, species are put at risk due to the action of humans. The only way we can improve our natural world is by learning and acting!
The conservation of birds of prey has never been more important. With the growth of human populations and our expansion into natural habitats, the pressure has never been greater. We share this planet with roughly 313 diurnal (day flying) birds of prey and roughly 250 owl species, which are found on every continent except for the Antarctic. The pressures put on birds of prey include habitat loss, illegal trade, harvesting for body parts, persecution because of human interests and indirect poisoning.
There are conservation bodies spanning the globe working for birds of prey as a whole and for individual species fighting extinction. You can find out more about such organisations via special blog posts and our links page!
How can you help?
You can help by being more aware of how your actions affect the planet; where your every day items come from and how you utilise natural resources. It might only be a small thought but it’s a start that can make a difference. More specifically we will be posting regularly on how you can help individual organisations or species and current conservation issues which require your support.