Today we introduce a new Birdorable bird, the Cape Vulture, in honor of International Vulture Awareness Day. Like many vulture species across the globe, the Cape Vulture is in trouble, designated as a Vulnerable species by BirdLife International. The total population is estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 individuals.
The Tusk Trust has a Cape Vulture Conservation Project in place to help these birds in trouble in South Africa. The Project includes monitoring with GPS tracking devices and an education campaign. Visit the Tusk website to learn more about this project and how you can help. International Vulture Awareness Day is a global event designed to raise awareness and promote conservation of vultures. Visit the IVAD website to see which organizations are participating. There may just be an event near you! And be sure to check out our unique selection of Cape Vulture gift ideas!