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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00 - 16:00
A talk on 'Saving Africa's Vultures'

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African Vultures population is plummeting at a devastating rate! This was affirmed in 2015 when the global threat status of six species were up listed by IUCN Red List to Critically Endangered. Which is an extinction alert!

Vultures play a crucial ecological role of cleaning up after death, this means they halt spread of diseases and keep the ecosystem clean a service they dutifully perform but never receive any credits. By so doing, vultures are universally detested as they are associated with death, drought and dirt. 

In the discussion, we first take a quiz and find out out our vulture personality match,  we familiarise ourselves with the six magnifient vultures. Understand their complex web of threats, which include unintentional poisoning by herders and belief based use and whats being done about them in Kenya, Botswana and Nigeria. Eventualy we explore how strategic communication can influence positive behaviour change and attitude towards vultures.

Understand vultures, be a vulture ambassador! Keep Vultures Soaring. 

avatar for Mercy Waithira

Mercy Waithira

CLP Intern- Africa Vulture Program, BirdLife International
I am a conservation enthusiast. Currently, my work is contributing to Save African Vultures in ongoing projects in 5 countries. Feel free to talk to me about Vultures, Community engagement and awareness creation.

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00 - 16:00 BST
Prince Albert Suite

Attendees (5)