VALUE OF BIRDS OF PREY

VALUE OF BIRDS OF PREY

September 2017, 09 IT'S nice to learn that Kalba Birds of Prey Centre held a series of activities as it commemorated the International Vulture Awareness Day on Sept. 2 ("Celebrating ecologically vital roles of vultures," Sept.8, The Gulf Today). Kalba Birds of Prey organises various programmes on the International Vulture Awareness Day on the first Saturday of September each year with a view to making people aware of the importance ofconservingvulture wildlife. Kalba Birds ofPrey Centre, a facility of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah, organises awareness campaigns about wildlife conservation. This year the programmes turned the spotlight on the ecologically vital role of vultures. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson ofthe Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah, informed that the organisation had sought to urge people to visit the centre which was home to 52 birds such as the Lappet Faced Vulture, Golden Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Long-Legged Buzzard, etc.