22.04.2011 18.Nisan, 5771 Chel Hamo'ed 2; Tag 3 des Omer
A network of 20 feeding centers in the Negev and the Arava, run by a devoted team of park rangers and scientists, helps maintain the vulture population in the region.
Visitors to the Avdat National Park in the Negev yesterday were invited by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority to take part in Vulture Day. That is, they had the opportunity to view vultures from a special observation post, and learn about the authority's efforts to protect them.
Vultures have lived in the area for thousands of years, but nowadays manage to survive thanks largely to a project that has placed and maintains feeding stations throughout the desert….