International Vulture Awareness Day

Priroda Događanja, Griffons

The first Saturday in September is International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). This year Public Institution “Priroda”, the Zagreb City Zoo and the BIOM Association will mark IVAD with a three-day programme to be held at the Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures and at the Zagreb City Zoo.

We believe everybody is sure to find an activity to take part in, whether it is listening to a lecture, watching a short film or participating in workshops for school children and pre-schoolers. We are pleased to invite you to visit the Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures and the Zagreb City Zoo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 31, September 1 – 2) and join us in celebrating IVAD, an occasion to learn many interesting facts about vultures, the Griffon vulture in particular. Join us and support the efforts of Griffon vulture conservation in Croatia!

Programme:

ZAGREB CITY ZOO

Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. – “The Story of the Griffon Vultures of Kvarner”, lecture by Marko Modrić of Public Institution “Priroda”

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 – “Time Flies; When Will I?”, a short film on the rescue and recovery of Griffon vultures (Tomislav Bandera Anić, Beli Visitor Centre), and other educational and fun activities that tell you more about vultures (Zagreb Zoo)

BELI VISITOR CENTRE AND RESCUE CENTRE FOR GRIFFON VULTURES ON CRES ISLAND

OPEN HOUSE DAYS

Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Open House Days at the Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures, free-of-charge entry and visit to exhibitions for all visitors

Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. – Presentation of certificates of merit to prominent vulture rescuers

Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. – “The Eagles of Cres”, workshop for children

Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. – “The Eagles of Cres”, workshop for children

Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.  – “The Griffon Vulture of Cres – A Part of the Broader Story of Vulture Protection Efforts in Africa, Europe and Asia”, lecture by Vedran Lucić, BIOM Association

 

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Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. – “The Eagles of Cres”, workshop for children

Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. – “The Eagles of Cres”, workshop for children of Cres, ages 5 to 10

 

We look forward to seeing you! 🙂