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Conservation in Action

Be prepared to see vultures in a whole different light while learning about the Trust’s worldwide conservation projects.

Conservation in Action gives pupils the opportunity to learn about the important conservation projects the Hawk Conservancy Trust has initiated and is currently working on. One of our key projects is the international research and support of endangered and critically endangered vultures in South Asia and Southern Africa.

Pupils will delve into the world of this scavenging bird of prey, discover their importance as a keystone species within their various habitats, the threats that they face in the wild and the conservation work we do to protect them.

All groups will be able to have a close encounter with a critically endangered vulture as they meet it outside its aviary for a private flying display in our African Savannah Arena. This will help pupils to gain an appreciation of the adaptations of birds of prey that help them to survive in the wild.

Discussion during this activity will encourage pupils to think about what conservation means for endangered species and consider the different ways living creatures and their environments need protection. We’ll also talk about what we can do ourselves to conserve the local natural world and to look after the creatures in it. Some of the questions we will get pupils to discuss during the activity will be:

Key subject:

Science

Subject links to:

Geography, Media, English

Adaptable for:

Key Stage 2 – Key Stage 4

Objectives:

Curriculum links:

Running time:

45-60 minutes

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    Did you know?
    Vultures can locate a dead animal from far away. They use their excellent eyesight to watch other vultures that are looking for dead carcasses too, creating an efficient foraging network across huge areas.
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