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10h19 15  janvier
Research review: How scientific research has informed Andean condor conservation in South America
Andean condor (c) Gunnar Ries Creative Commons In response to a comment on their recent review article about the state of knowledge and conservation of the Andean condor (published in November 2020), Dr Pablo Plaza and Dr Sergio Lambertucci have described several examples of...
11h58 14  janvier
A Swiss Bearded Vulture resurfaced in Baronnies, France, after nearly two years since last observation
Bearded Vulture Mison recently photographed in Baronnies © G.Foilleret Do you remember the Bearded Vulture Mison? The female vulture hatched in the Swiss Alps back in 2017, but before fledging, suffered a severe accident and needed to be rescued and rehabilitated. After...
09h37 13  janvier
Portuguese Griffon Vulture was illegally shot, suffered severe lead poisoning and still survived thanks to rehabilitation efforts
Yet another vulture fell victim to illegal persecution, which resulted in severe lead poisoning, this time in Portugal. This story had a happy ending as the Griffon Vulture survived and is out of danger, but the fact that these protected birds are still illegally persecuted is extremely...
11h18 12  janvier
A record-high number of Griffon Vultures observed overwintering in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria
Griffon Vultures in the Balkan Mountains (c) FWFF A little over ten years ago, the first Griffon Vulture releases took place in the Stara Planina situated in the Balkan Mountains to reintroduce the species in the region. Ever since then, the reintroduction efforts continued,...
18h39 10  janvier
Bearded Vultures return to Granada, Andalusia, as a breeding species after half a century since their extinction
We are thrilled to announce that Bearded Vultures are breeding again in Granada, Andalusia, half a century following the species’ extinction in the area.    First Bearded Vulture clutch in Granada since species’ extinction Last year, the reintroduced Bearded...
18h14 09  janvier
Saving Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria: Our partners rescue a wild bird and welcome the first egg of their captive breeding pair over the holidays
The work of our partners in Bulgaria, the Green Balkans, didn’t stop during the holidays. Among the many wild animals they tend for, including other vulture species like the Bearded Vulture, they were busy looking after Griffon Vultures. Just before the new year, their Griffon Vulture pair...
15h17 08  janvier
On a collision course: 16 Griffon Vultures killed by wind turbines in Aragon, Spain
Some of the Griffon Vultures that died from wind turbine collision in Aragon (c) ANSAR Several Griffon Vultures met a tragic end after colliding with wind turbines in Aragon, Spain. Renewable energy from wind farms is one of the solutions for the climate problem. Still, when...
10h47 07  janvier
Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro returns to Europe after spending only two months in Africa
Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro in flight after release and map of movements (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation The Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro keeps surprising us with its movements. At first, we were worried that the bird would survive in the wild for long due to its problematic...
11h46 05  janvier
A new president for the VCF: Daniel Hegglin hands over to Hans Pohlmann
Daniel Hegglin (left) and Hans Pohlmann (right) Daniel Hegglin stepped down as President of the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) at the end of 2020, and Hans Pohlmann was elected to overtake the presidency by the beginning of 2021. Daniel will remain in the management...
13h07 31  décembre
Bearded Vulture Vigo is actually Flysch from Haute Savoie, and the full history of the bird now published in British Birds
The Bearded Vulture photographed at Howden Moors, UK © Will Bowell The Bearded Vulture nicknamed Vigo  that toured the UK in 2020 probably needs no introduction. This vulture’s visit captured the attention of thousands of bird and nature lovers, becoming quite...
12h52 31  décembre
2021 Together let’s work towards a brighter future for the world and vultures
#xA0; 2020 is now coming to a close. As one 9-year-old replied when asked recently by the Washington Post to describe the year in a few words: it was like looking both ways before crossing the street, and then getting hit by a submarine .   Indeed, 2020, and the...
13h31 30  décembre
WATCH: The story of a young Cypriot Griffon Vulture named Kostis
Griffon Vulture Kostis in the aviary © Silvio A. Rusmigo Kostis’ story began about a year ago when it was still the one and only egg in a nest of a Griffon Vulture breeding pair in Cyprus. The LIFE with Vultures project team monitored the nest since the start of the...
10h09 29  décembre
Overview of Bearded Vulture conservation in 2020
Releasing Bearded Vultures in the Swiss Alps (c) Hansruedi Weyrich 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but our work never stopped, and we continued to protect and conserve Europe vulture species despite the extra difficulties.   In today’s blog...
13h41 28  décembre
Overview of Griffon Vulture conservation in 2020
Griffon Vultures in flight (c) Nello Petito 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but our work never stopped, and we continued to protect and conserve Europe vulture species despite the extra difficulties.   Counting down the days until 2021, we will...
12h38 27  décembre
Overview of Egyptian Vulture conservation in 2020
Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but our work never stopped, and we continued to protect and conserve Europe vulture species despite the extra difficulties.   Counting down the days until 2021, we will...
16h41 26  décembre
Overview of Cinereous Vulture conservation in 2020
Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but our work never stopped, and we continued to protect and conserve Europe vulture species despite the extra difficulties.    Counting down the days until 2021, we will...
09h59 25  décembre
Happy Holidays from the Vulture Conservation Foundation
https: www.4vultures.org happy-holidays-from-the-vcf-2020 The team at the Vulture Conservation Foundation wishes you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Despite the general COVID19-induced lockdowns, our work never stopped, and there is at least something...
19h05 24  décembre
Remembering the illegal wildlife poisoning case that could lead to the first conviction of its kind in Croatia
The poisoned carcass of the golden eagle (c) BIOM In 2020, yet another illegal wildlife poisoning case took place in Croatia, causing adverse effects on local wildlife. But, for the first time in the country, the perpetrator of such an environmental crime will likely be charged...