The VCF is working to restore the bearded vulture range and populations in Europe – our ultimate aim is to restore the species in its former distribution range, from north-western Africa and western Iberia to the Balkans, through the Pyrenees and the Alps. We started with a reintroduction project in the Alps, where the species went extinct in 1913 - there are now 30 territories, in one of the most celebrated wildlife comeback stories in Europe. We are also working on reintroduction projects in the Grands Causses (Cevennes, France), and in Andalusia. This year the VCF and its many local and regional partners have released a further 9 birds in 4 sites – the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria (Alps), the Calfeisental valley in Switzerland (Alps), the Grands Causses, and Andalusia.
The VCF had produced a short film (in English and German) about the Alpine reintroduction project, and now has released version in Italian, French and Spanish. Please enjoy, and spread around the links to all vulture enthusiasts
French version: http://vimeo.com/101644787
Spanish version: http://vimeo.com/101204841
Italian version: http://vimeo.com/102335451