Why Vultures Avoid Portugal

ENVIRONMENT New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favor of Spain, and human activity is likely to blame. (BBC) How else are vultures adapting their species ranges? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Portugal is a nice place! Why are vultures avoiding it? Read through the short BBC article for some help. … Continue reading Why Vultures Avoid Portugal

This Week in Geographic History, September 4 – 10

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! Tuesday, September 5 TDIGH: International Vulture Awareness Day Vultures play a critical role in ecosystems … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 4 – 10

Vultures Use Power Lines to Expand Range

ENVIRONMENT Cape vultures in southern Africa are using expanding networks of pylons and power lines to extend their range, say scientists. The power lines also put the birds at risk for collision with overhead wires. (BBC) Use our resources to learn all about Cape vultures. Discussion Ideas Look at the gorgeous photo of a Cape vulture above. Now look at our “bald and beautiful” image … Continue reading Vultures Use Power Lines to Expand Range