Our supported projects
We support Bird of prey projects both in the UK and worlwide.
Some may ask "Why are vultures so important?"
Vultures are essential to the ecosystem
in many places of the Earth. Many people are ignorant of their
value and importance.
Essentially, by eating all the decaying animals and picking carcasses
to the bone, all the bacteria and disease that would spread and leach
into waterways and the water holes from which humans, and animals, drink from
and depend on is prevented. Vultures therefore keep the ecosystem healthy
by eating putrid carcasses that other predators will not touch, and do
not have the stomach acid that is strong enough to kill the bacteria
that feeds on the meat.
What's critical therefore is the number of vultures to the ecosystem
and because they have declined so much there are too few of them to
devour all the rotting flesh fast enough. Because they can't
breed fast enough to recover the population they need our help either by providing "Vulture Restaurants" where safe food is provided, or captive breeding for later release.