Saturday 5 September is International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). At the Hawk Conservancy Trust, we love vultures, and we work every day to raise awareness and educate the public about the plight of these wonderful birds and the vital conservation and research work we do to help vulture populations in the wild. Our International Vulture Programme (IVP) has projects in southern and East Africa and south Asia, and we are extremely grateful to our IVP partners who help to fund this programme. This International Vulture Awareness Day on 5 September 2020 we will pull out all the stops for vultures! […]
Read more about Nature’s a Hoot, and access resources, photos and insights from our second episode, ‘British Owls’. This episode delves into the magical world of owls; Tom and Hannah reminisce about the owls they have seen in the wild and share their tips on spotting owls where you live.
We’re ecstatic to welcome to our team a five month old Bald Eagle who we have named Wallace. Our naming theme for this year is naturalists so he’s been named after Alfred Russell Wallace, the British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, biologist and illustrator. We’ve teamed him up for training with Simon Christer from our Bird Team and we’ll keep you up to date with his progress over the next few months.
We always talk about and aim to share our love of vultures here at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, and although I had a passing interest in them after my visits to the Trust it was only once I began to work with these incredible birds that I really started to fall in love with them.
Earlier this year we shared with you in our Owl Message e-newsletter about the plans that we had in place for 2020 overseas conservation and research work: aerial surveys in Kruger National Park; the conclusion of the Hooded Vulture project; new work on Tawny Eagles and ramping up a new project on the Endangered Lappet-faced Vulture. As we all know, 2020 has not turned out as anyone planned and one of the outcomes of this has been the postponement of several project activities until 2021.
We are delighted to announce the final results for our 2019 Photographic Competition – keep watching to find out the overall winner.
Read more about Nature’s a Hoot, and access resources, photos and insights from our first episode, ‘Inspired by the Wild’. In this first episode we feature what inspires us about nature, how COVID-19 might have impacted wildlife across the world and our first top tip for helping nature to thrive where you live.
We are delighted to announce that the Hawk Conservancy Trust has reinstated the Marion Paviour Award for 2020, thanks to a generous donation from E3 Leadership Development. Applications are now open!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Art Competition. All the entries were fantastic, and showed real creativity, effort and skill. Judge Paul Durrant, our Graphic Designer, commented on how tricky it was to judge but he really enjoyed the range of approaches and materials to this challenge. We’ve shared all entries here so we hope you enjoy looking through them too. We are pleased to announce that the overall winner of the competition is William, aged 8, who has a won a years’ family membership to the Trust! Our judge loved your use of colour, texture and layers. Well done […]
During the 1960s and 70s Buzzards were lost from many parts of the UK, mainly due to ongoing persecution, a crash in prey populations and poisonous pesticides.