The UK’s only dedicated vulture breed for release conservation charity
Millions of vultures have died in the last 20 years. Vulture populations have crashed by up to 99.9%, and nearly 70% of the 23 vulture species are now threatened with extinction.
We believe now is time to act and save these vital birds.
Help us to improve vulture conservation and safeguard these species for the future
There are lots of ways to get involved and raise much needed funds for our work. We’re here to support you along the way…
With your generous support we will continue to make a lasting difference for the vultures around the world.
We would love to keep you up to date with news from our projects, events, fundraising campaigns and more.
Workshops & courses
Sharing knowledge and experience is key to our mission. Only by listening and talking to others can we bring together the best ideas
Vultures play a crucial role in the world’s ecosystems – cleaning up after death, controlling disease and mitigating tens of millions of tons of CO2 in the process. Their disposal of carcases is critical to human health as well as the wider environment.
Vultures’ links to our heritage and culture span five continents. But they face many threats and the decline in their populations has been devastating.
Vultures are the key to thriving ecosystems. Together, we can save them.
Why vulture numbers have fallen so much?
The decline in vulture numbers has been rapid and devastating. In Africa, the population crash has been in the region of 90%, while in Asia, the vulture population fallen by up to 99.9%. The causes of these losses are different but are both man-made.
Dedicated to research
We are focused on producing meaningful research from our facility in Carmarthenshire. The collection at the Horstmann Trust allows to gain valauble insights into some of the less understood aspects of vulture. These will help protect their wild counterparts from further losses and drive their recovery.
Support our work
We can’t do this without you. But together we can make a difference. By supporting our charity, you can help us to fund vital research, raise public awareness, and protect vultures.
Please donate today and help us to save these magnificent creatures for future generations to enjoy. Thank you for your support!
Internships, masters & postgraduate opportunities
Each year, the Horstmann Trust makes available research positions for students and researchers to work at the facility in South Wales. If you would like to submit a proposal, please complete the application form below.
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