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Andre Botha Presentation

Vultures are amongst the most extinction-prone species in the world, and Andre Botha has dedicated his career to saving these special birds from the many threats they face. His passion has always been for vultures, and his work has resulted in bringing the importance of vulture conservation to the international stage. 

His achievements include implementing the first wing-tagging program focused on southern African vultures in 2006, initiating International Vulture Awareness Day in 2009, which is now a global event and celebrated in 17 countries;  establishing the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Vulture Specialist Group, and co-chairing this group since its inception to date.

Andre also developed the EWT’s Poisoning Intervention Training

program, which has been presented to more than 1,400 law enforcement staff, rangers, veterinarians and community members in six countries in southern and east Africa. He acts as over-arching coordinator for the Vulture Multi-species Action Plan for African-Eurasian Vulture, which was formally adopted by all 128 range countries at the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals Convention of the Parties 12 in Manilla, Philippines in October 2017.

Join us in welcoming Andre to Western Washington on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Breazeale Padilla Bay Center. Registration is required for this event as seating is limited. To register go to this link REGISTRATION and send an email with your name and and anyone who will be attending with you.

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