It’s difficult to single out one group of birds that needs most help, but Vultures certainly are very important to our environment and sadly some species have become our most endangered species. Often vilified and misunderstood, viewed as ugly with disgusting habits, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It is our job along with other organisations to educate people about the incredible importance they play in our ecosystems. Vultures are split into those from the New world (Americas) and the Old world (Europe, Africa & Asia) and, although not directly linked genetically, both groups have been affected at the hands of humans. In the Americas, lead poisoning played a huge role in the near extinction of the California condor. In Africa, vultures have been killed for religious beliefs and, more recently, in the fight for ivory. Further into Asia, three species of vultures have been devastated by the use of an anti inflammatory drug Diclofenac. Throughout this website, we aim to keep you up to date with all the vulture conservation taking place and hopefully work and support these organisations. You can take a closer look at some of the work being carried out by clicking on the logos below.
Vulture conservation in Asia
Vulture Conservation in America
IUCN Vulture Conservation Specialist Group