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Winner of IVAD Creative Competition announced! - October 2nd, 2019

As part of our International Vulture Awareness Day celebrations we invited you to take part in our Creative Competition.

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Marion Paviour Award announcement! - September 5th, 2019

We are delighted to announce our second annual Marion Paviour Award goes to Diego Mendez for his project with King Vultures in central Bolivia. The purpose of our Marion Paviour Award is to further research into the conservation of birds of prey and is intended to support early-career researchers working towards this goal. Diego tells us a bit more about himself and his project:

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Summer Research Internship - August 5th, 2019

Last month, Lawrie Hills joined our team as an intern in the Conservation and Research department. He’s already got stuck in to a variety of different projects so we’ve been catching up with him to find out a bit more about his work:

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Overall winner of the Photographic Competition announced - July 15th, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the overall winner of our 2018 Photographic Competition is Danny McCreadie for this stunning image he captured of two wild Peregrine Falcons. The image was taken in Morialta Conservation Park in south Australia. The image was selected as winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category by Oliver Smart and as overall winner by Trust president, Chris Packham. Find out more about entering our 2019 Photographic Competition.

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Rehabilitation of a female Peregrine Falcon in our National Bird of Prey Hospital™ - July 10th, 2019

In August 2018, a juvenile female Peregrine Falcon arrived at our National Bird of Prey Hospital™ with puncture wounds on her head and shoulder, and extensive feather damage on both wings. She has been recovering in our hospital for some time, and has an interesting story to tell!

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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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