Thanks for visiting BirdLife International's Saving Africa's Vultures Appeal Page and helping us save these highly persecuted birds from extinction.
Throughout the continent vultures are declining at an alarming rate. The dire situation in West Africa shows the writing is on the wall - some species have already declined by 95%.
Wherever you go similar problems can be found. Poisoning, persecution, disturbance to breeding birds, an increasing lack of natural food and modern energy industry developments are all taking their toll. The fact is vultures are being hit from every side.
With the demise of vultures comes a problem on an economic and social scale as yet uncalculated and certainly unrealised. Vultures provide a vital ecological service benefitting humankind immeasurably. They are nature's scavengers - clearing up carcasses and waste that would otherwise rot and spread disease.
Their cultural significance and economic value should not be underestimated either.
Ironic perhaps, that a family of birds associated with death in so many cultures are now caught up in their own fatal metaphor.
In response to the mounting threat, BirdLife Partners have joined forces across Africa to take swift and coordinated action for its eleven vulture species. There's a great deal to be done, in limited time, while the chance to make a difference remains - and we need your help.
Every donation made to our appeal will fund urgently required conservation like government advocacy, the creation of 'Vulture Safe Zones', public education and awareness and further scientific research to unlock innovative solutions with which to solve this problem once and for all.
Your support is vital to this work and will make a real difference to its success. So please, dig deep, donate now and help us keep Africa's threatened vultures flying as high as they should be.
Tackling widespread threats to entire families of birds like this are very difficult but our experience shows coordinated action can be highly successful when we apply the right resources in an integrated way.
Individuals like you can make an enormous difference.
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Watch our Saving Africa's Vultures video below.
Please make sure you also add your email details so we can keep you informed about the conservation action we are undertaking for vultures. Rest assured we will not bombard you with email or future appeal requests, we just want to be able to keep you abreast of developments.