The International Vulture Awareness Day 2020 - Egyptian Vulture web meeting


The first Saturday in September each year is International Vulture Awareness Day! This year, on 5 September we are going to celebrate these intriguing, majestic, endangered and hugely important birds – the vultures, putting special attention on the smallest of Europe's four vulture species – the Egyptian vulture!

We will be celebrating this special day with an exclusive vulture web-meeting, where leading experts from the “Egyptian Vulture New LIFE” project will tell us more about:

  • the Egyptian vulture migration and threats along the flyway;
  • the anti-poison work that we have been doing on the Balkans;
  • our work against the illegal killing of birds in the Middle East; 
  • the alternatives to the traditional use of vultures and awareness in Africa, and many more fascinating activities that we have been doing to save this magnificent vulture.

The meeting will be closed with questions and answers session.

For more information, follow the event page.

Traditionally, the International Vulture Day is celebrated every first Saturday of September and aims to raise awareness and engagement of the general public about the need and benefits of protecting these birds.


The LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) brings together institutions and organizations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa and is implemented with the financial support of the EU LIFE Programme. The Coordinating Beneficiary is the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria (BSPB). Associated Beneficiaries are:  Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece (HOS),  WWF Greece, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife UK (RSPB), Doğa Derneği / BirdLife Turkey (DD), regional offices of BirdLife International in Africa and Middle East, A.P. Leventis Ornithological and Research Institute (APLORI), CMS Raptors MoU, Green Balkans.