September 3, 2016 is International Vulture Awareness Day! This special day is celebrated on the first Saturday of September, and was established to focus on vulture conservation. The vulture population has been decreasing worldwide due to various forms of toxins. Vultures are scavenger birds of prey and there are 23 species of vultures. Vultures play an important ecological role- they dispose of dead animals that are breading grounds for diseases.
For more information about vulture conservation, visit the Vulture Conservation Foundation.