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Vulture Awareness Day 2011

August 25th, 2011

International Vulture Awareness Day 2011

September 3rd, 2011 is International Vulture Awareness day.  It’s also interesting to note that I see Turkey Vultures almost every day where I live.  Not just one, or two;  hundreds.  I can look up in the sky around my house and see at least 10 at any time.  Why so common around Lake  Orion? The Eagle valley waste management facility south of Lake Orion on Lapeermight have something to do with it, as they congregate here in kettles by the hundreds. Click here for a link to the IVAD home page.

 

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International Vulture Awareness Day: Sept. 5th

September 3rd, 2009

INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

September 5th, 2009

The International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey:
Representing over 30,000 falconers in over 53 Nations worldwide and being a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature,

Concerned by the alarming decline in Vulture numbers, worldwide, representing the most pressing issue regarding the Conservation of Birds of Prey and one of the greatest threats to Biodiversity internationally,

Recognizing that several species of Asian Vultures are virtually extinct as a result of exposure to the veterinary drug, Diclofenac, that African Vultures have suffered dramatic declines as a result of poisoning for use in traditional medicines and other causes, while species of American Vultures have similarly experienced drastic declines,

Calls on all Governments and Government Conservation agencies, Conservation Organizations and People who are concerned for Nature and the Environment to support the Conservation of Vultures in any way that they have in their power, For information visit www.ivad09.org and pledge your support for this vital issue.

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