education and conservation
Preserving & protecting birds of prey species is essential to a thriving ecosystem. As apex predators birds of prey take on the necessary ecological role of maintaining the environmental health within their natural habitat, this is achieved by removing old, sick and weak animals from prey populations, and actively keeping prey species and mesopredator populations under control. Conservation is paramount in helping and maintaining this natural balance, this is why conservation is an integral part of the Raptor World ethos. We proactively support a number of conservation charities working to save birds of prey around the world and help spread the word through public engagement and public demonstrations on what is going on as well as how they can help too.
(Above) Our Lugger Falcon – Phoenix, aged 4. On display in weathering area.
Raptor World partnered with Project Lugger in April 2022, and are proud to have one of their ambassadors (Phoenix) as part of the flying team on the park. With the help of Phoenix, Raptor World raises awareness of their rapidly declining numbers and what Project Lugger is actively doing to help them.
For more information about Project Lugger and to stay up to date, head over to their website which can be accessed using the button below.
Outreach & Education
A leading tool in the arsenal of conservation is education. Raptor World currently offers two methods of bringing education to school & clubs alike.
During a visit to the Scottish Deer Centre one of Raptor World’s falconers can showcase some of it’s birds to groups in a private session, during which they will explain some of the differences between birds of prey and the conservation issues they face, and a question & answer.
As well as on site educational talks, Raptor World can also bring birds of prey into schools & clubs, allowing children to connect topics they have studied to living animals & the real world. Raptor World can cater the talks to match the audience and subject.