A World of Vultures: In celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day, Saturday 3 September 2016

Ecologically, vultures, who are known as nature’s clean-up crew, are a vitally important group of birds that face a range of threats in areas around the world. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing outright extinction, especially those in Africa and Southeast Asia.

International Vulture Awareness Day exists to spread awareness of vulture conservation and to highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.

We’ve put together a slide show of the vulture photos from our library from different photographers in different parts of the world. Please enjoy this slideshow, below.

For more, watch this video by BirdLife International.