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Overall winner of the Photographic Competition announced - July 5th, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the overall winner of our 2017 Photographic Competition is Paul Stuart for this stunning image he captured of a wild Barn Owl.

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Meadow Sweet - July 3rd, 2018

It is the time of year when our wildflower meadow begins to flourish with life. We’d love for you to take a few minutes out of your next visit to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature in the meadow.

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Music on the Wing - June 28th, 2018

On Saturday 23 June, we welcomed over 500 guests to our Music on the Wing fundraising evening; a celebration of music and birds. The weather was perfect, the music superb and the birds of prey magnificent.

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Good news for Asia’s declining vultures - June 18th, 2018

New restrictions on toxic veterinary drugs in Pakistan Vulture populations in South Asia have collapsed by over 95% since the mid-1990s. The primary cause of this catastrophic decline and an ongoing threat is the ingestion by vultures of livestock carcasses containing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), principally diclofenac. Although diclofenac was banned from veterinary use in Pakistan, India and Nepal in 2006, other NSAIDs such as aceclofenac and ketoprofen still pose a major threat to critically endangered vultures. We’ve partnered with WWF-Pakistan on the Pakistan Vulture Restoration Project (PVRP) to conserve vultures in Pakistan for the past 12 years. The project […]

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Positive Vulture News - June 11th, 2018

We have now expanded our project in Pakistan to include research and conservation of the Red-headed and Egyptian Vultures, in addition to the Asian White-backed and Long-billed Vultures that we already work with.

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‘Wildlife Weekend with Martin Hughes-Games’ this July! - May 28th, 2018

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2018 Bring the family to the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a very special Wildlife Weekend with renowned wildlife TV presenter and naturalist, Martin Hughes-Games. Martin is one of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists, best known as one of the presenters of the BBC’s successful live shows Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, which he co-hosted with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan for the last nine years. Get to know more about Martin when he spends the weekend at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. He will be helping with the bird of prey displays, sharing his expertise about […]

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White-headed Vulture chick - April 11th, 2018

On 6 March 2018, a White-headed Vulture chick hatched at the Hawk Conservancy Trust to parents Angus and Satara. This new chick is the first recorded White-headed Vulture chick to hatch in captivity in 2018, and Angus and Satara’s third chick.

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Bird of Prey Family Adventures - March 23rd, 2018

Rewilding has become a popular term these days in conservation and is not only important for the natural world but also vital for children. Giving them the opportunity to be in the presence of wild and beautiful creatures helps develop a connection to nature and to their own wild side. Children can flourish in this environment and not only is it good for them we hope it may inspire a passion to protect our wildlife and wild environments. Now is the perfect time for you to get your children outside and immersed in nature. On top of our full daily […]

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New Conservation and Research Award - March 21st, 2018

We have just introduced a new conservation and research award, created to continue the legacy of our former Chairman, Marion Paviour.

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121 poisoned vultures, hundreds saved - March 6th, 2018

The shocking news about the intentional and targeted poisoning of an elephant carcass that affected 121 Critically Endangered vultures on 25 February 2018 in southern Mozambique is distressing but not surprising. These incidents are becoming more frequent. The impact of this event is devastating, however it is important to realise that without a quick response the mortalities would have been much greater. Of the 121 affected vultures, 18 were recovered poisoned but still alive and these are all undergoing treatment. The rapid action taken by the poison response team neutralised the poisoned carcass and prevented many of the hundreds of […]

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