The Raptor Working Group (RWG) comprises scientists, conservationists, and other dedicated people who have a passion for protecting ‘raptors’ or bird of prey. Our aims are to raise awareness about the importance of raptors through public education and outreach, to conduct long-term monitoring and research on raptor populations and to work with key partners to avert human-caused threats to raptors. The group is under the auspices of the Bird Committee of Nature Kenya based at the National Museum.
The RWG brings together experts in the field of raptor ecology and conservation as well as working with dedicated people in diverse fields such as film and print media, video production, photography and environmental education. Ongoing education initiatives include International Vulture Awareness Day to be celebrated on September 4, 2010. In collaboration with partner organizations, the RWG has initiated annual raptor surveys. Individual members have conservation research projects involving vultures, Sokoke scops owls, Mackinder’s eagle owls, Augur buzzards and African fish eagles. Members also advise and mentor graduate students and interns from the Ornithology Section at the National Museum.
For further information contact Darcy Ogada via Nature Kenya