We would like to say THANK YOU!
This photograph is of Paradise Park Curator David Woolcock and the lovely Tangee, a Palm-nut Vulture.
Tangee flies in the 12noon 'Eagles of Paradise Display' and helps raise awareness and vital funds for the International Vulture Programme, run by the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire, which focuses efforts on the research and conservation of seven vulture species.
Poisoning is the biggest threat to vultures in Africa and is associated with ivory poaching, which accounts for one third of all vulture poisonings since 1970, and is now the biggest cause of vulture mortality. Poisoning often relates directly to the illegal trade in wildlife, either through the trade in vultures and vulture parts, or deliberate killing of vultures to disguise illegal poaching. Ivory poachers poison and kill vultures because their presence above a poached carcass can attract the attention of law enforcement agents.
With the fantastic support of Paradise Park visitors, this August we have been able to donate £4,940, which has made an immediate difference, paying for training courses for field staff (trainers, travel, catering) and Poison Response Kits (PRKs) in a high risk area of Zambia. Find out more here https://paradisepark.org.uk/vulture-conservation-gets-a-vital-boost-from-paradise-park/
Look out for more posts tomorrow as part of International Vulture Awareness Day, 1st September.
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