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Vulture populations to be extinct sooner following recent poisonings – poachers’ poisoning attack kills over 500 critically endangered vultures - June 21st, 2019

June has proved to be a devastating month for the team at Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover, as they learned of more than 500 vultures killed in less than a month. More worrying now is the real concern that the Trust’s previous scientific predictions of vulture extinction are highly likely to occur earlier than calculated due to the continuing actions of poachers.

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Get Creative for Vultures! - May 29th, 2019

Last year, we asked our visitors to get creative for International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), encouraging all budding writers and poets amongst our followers to get in touch and share their work inspired by vultures or our work to support these endangered birds.

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Watching our birds is beneficial for your health! - May 28th, 2019

You may remember a recent post from Jess Green, a student studying Environmental Psychology at Surrey University. Jess conducted her BSc Psychology research at the Hawk Conservancy Trust; she investigated the effect of spending time in nature on our well-being with our visitors watching our Woodland Owl display. This is part of an ongoing research project we are conducting in collaboration with Surrey University. Read more about Jess’ research.

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Running for Raptors - April 30th, 2019

This June, the Trust’s National Bird of Prey HospitalTM Manager, Cedric Robert, will be attempting the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon in a bid to raise enough money to fund the hospital for a whole month, £5,353!

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A remarkable story of a lone breeding vulture - April 29th, 2019

Thomas Johnson, a researcher associated with the Hawk Conservancy Trust and Leeds University, studied the breeding behaviour of White-backed Vultures at two sites near Kimberley in South Africa using camera traps on 10 nesting trees.

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Father’s Day - April 26th, 2019

This Father’s Day, why not treat your father or grandfather to a day out with us. We’ll be offering a special barbecue during the day and you can enjoy our full daily timetable of activities. Don’t forget to pack the picnic blanket!

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Fantastic news from Pakistan! - April 15th, 2019

Four pairs of Asian White-backed Vultures are incubating eggs at our breeding centre in Changa Manga in Pakistan. If all eggs hatch, this will be the most successful year to date for the centre.

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Exclusive Members’ Event - March 14th, 2019

Each year, we invite our members to an exclusive event to thank them for their continued support.

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Is spending time in nature beneficial to our health? - February 20th, 2019

As part of an ongoing research project into the effect of nature on our health and well-being, the Hawk Conservancy Trust is hosting students from the University of Surrey. One of the students, Jess Green, tells us about her undergraduate dissertation project that she conducted here at the Trust.

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Learning to Fly a Kite - December 18th, 2018

Each year, the training schedule of all new birds is divided among the Bird Team. To get the most out of each bird, we know from experience that it is best to have a one or two people assigned to each bird, at least initially, to build confidence. This summer, Kat Ralph has been working with a young Black Kite and we’ve been catching up with her to find out more about what this process involves:

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