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Hooded Vulture Research - November 5th, 2018

We love vultures and a big part of our work is finding out more about them! Watch this video to see our Head of Conservation and Research, Dr Campbell Murn, conducting field work as part of a project on Hooded Vultures in Southern Africa. In this region, the Hooded Vulture is an elusive species. It mainly occurs in protected areas and places where the human population density is low and there has been little research conducted on Hooded Vultures in southern Africa, which has limited our understanding of its ecology.

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Christmas with the Hawk Conservancy Trust - October 19th, 2018

We have Christmas all wrapped up to allow you to bag those perfect gifts, enjoy special family events and remain stress free. Christmas Dinner Why not join us for your Christmas dinner? We have a delicious menu that will have everyone’s mouth-watering. This will be available for pre-booked groups between Saturday 24 November and Sunday 23 December. Please email info@hawkconservancy.org for more information and to book. Take a look at the Christmas Dinner menu. Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight Join us for a special evening to kick off the festive season. You will be welcomed by the festive sounds of The Blue […]

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Winner of Literary Competition Announced - October 5th, 2018

To celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day 2018, we invited you to take part in our Literary Competition.

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Marion Paviour Awardee Announced - September 28th, 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that Katie Harrington is the recipient of the first Marion Paviour Award. The purpose of this award is to further research into the conservation of birds of prey and support early-career researchers working towards this goal. We received a large number of high quality applications for the award, however Katie’s application impressed all the judges; her unique and interesting project, and obvious dedication made her stand out from the crowd. Katie is a graduate student from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California, USA and the Marion Paviour Award will help her to fund her […]

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Breeding and Incubating Birds of Prey - September 24th, 2018

We’re often asked about breeding birds of prey, so we’ve been catching up with Mike Riley (a senior member of our Bird Team) to find out more about incubation: Incubation is the artificial brooding and rearing of eggs and is sometimes used over natural incubation for a number of reasons: In the case of endangered species, you can sometimes encourage the parent birds to have a second clutch of eggs if you take the first clutch for incubation. If successful, this method increases the total number of chicks for the year. This can sometimes happen in the wild if something has […]

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Conducting research with Harris’ Hawks - September 20th, 2018

The Trust is currently hosting student Anika Preuss who is researching the effect of fitting data loggers to birds for the purpose of research.

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New fundraising banner - September 17th, 2018

We are grateful to Go Displays, manufacturers of Banner Stands, who have provided us with a free Switch Banner. The banner includes details of our Poison Response Action Campaign and we hope it will help us raise funds for this vital project.

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Rescue of an entangled White-backed Vulture in Kruger National Park - September 13th, 2018

Our Project Officer, Andre Botha, who is based in South Africa, found a White-backed Vulture dangerously entangled in a dead tree. Here is his account of what happened:

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Why do we put rings on birds? - August 30th, 2018

This is one of the questions we’re most frequently asked in relation to the Trust’s British Raptor Programme. It is often asked in the context of the potential for using radio-tracking or satellite-tagging as alternatives.

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International Vulture Awareness Day Literary Competition - August 13th, 2018

Calling all budding writers and poets! Does the vulture crisis concern you? Does it stir up emotions when you think about vultures and the problems they face? Then, we want to hear from you.

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