Saturday, September 5, 2020
Vultures are vanishing around the world at an alarming rate. Of the 23 species of vultures in the world, 14 are currently threatened. These birds are declining due to poisoning from feeding on medicated cattle carcasses, power line collisions and loss of food and habitat.
Vultures play a vital role in the environment by cleaning up carcasses and preventing the spread of disease. Conservationists around the world are monitoring populations and implementing measures to conserve vultures and their habitats. See more about International Vulture Awareness Day.
What you can do:
- Tell others how awesome vultures are!
- Continue to learn more about these amazing animals
- Be responsible with your trash and your impact on the environment