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White-headed Vulture chick named - June 23rd, 2017

On Thursday 9 March a tiny, fluffy White-headed Vulture chick joined our team and we are now pleased to announce that we have named it Severus.

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Peregrine Falcon Dodges a Bullet - May 23rd, 2017

On Saturday 11 March 2017, a Peregrine Falcon was found by a member of the public with an injured wing and was subsequently brought to our National Bird of Prey Hospital™. A full assessment by our vet, John Chitty, revealed that the bird had a stable fracture between the Radius and Ulna. The fracture was consistent with that of a gunshot wound. As with all birds of prey, it is illegal to injure or kill Peregrine Falcons under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. PC Stephen Rogerson, Wildlife Crime Officer at Hampshire Constabulary said “The bird may have either been shot […]

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Poisoning incident in Mozambique - May 22nd, 2017

We are saddened and frustrated to report that another poisoning attack has taken place in southern Africa. 94 White-backed Vultures were poisoned after feeding from a poached elephant carcass that had been laced with poison. One vulture is currently being treated. At the moment, we do not have any more details but will add anything we find out when possible. Please help us to keep our poison response activity going to help reduce the loss of these endangered birds from poisoning by supporting our work. The Vulture Crisis Africa’s vultures are facing many threats – the most significant being poisoning and […]

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What to do with the kids this Easter? - April 5th, 2017

Spring is in the air and now is the perfect time for you to get outside and immerse yourself and the children in nature.

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Another White-headed Vulture chick - April 4th, 2017

On Thursday 9 March a tiny, fluffy White-headed Vulture chick joined our team and we were ecstatic!

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Citizen Science Surveys - April 4th, 2017

Following on from our five year long Raptor Nest Box Project exploring the effects of nest boxes on Kestrel populations, this spring we’ve launched a new project, Kestrel Count 2.

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A fantastic result for Wonkey Bill - April 4th, 2017

This month we released a Peregrine Falcon from our National Bird of Prey Hospital who has been in our care for an incredible two and a half years. In 2016, the average that a wild bird remained in our care was 15 days.

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2016 Photographic Competition Results - March 28th, 2017

The results of the Trust’s annual Photographic Competition are now in!

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Chicks at Changa Manga - March 10th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the hatching of two further Oriental White-backed Vulture chicks at the conservation breeding centre at Changa Manga, near Lahore in Pakistan. This exciting news for this critically endangered species follows the breeding success of last April, which was the first successful breeding of this species in captivity in Pakistan.

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Would you like to help us with our research? - March 6th, 2017

As part of our UK conservation and research work, we are aiming to develop regional and county-based population estimates of Kestrel, Buzzard and Red Kites, and we are looking for volunteers to help us.

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