The conservation of vultures does require some funds – to pay for the food given to the bearded vultures in our captive-breeding network (at the base of the successful reintroduction projects), the salary of the staff that communicate about our work or manages our finances and reports, or to purchase the tags that we put on vultures to know more about their movements, use of habitat and also threats.
Throughout 2017 we were supported in our work to conserve Europe’s four species of vultures by grant making bodies and donations from the public - a summary of our total income and expenditure can be found in our 2017 Financial Review.
In total the Vulture Conservation Foundation had a total income of €752,066, with 84 percent coming from successful applications to grant making bodies such as the MAVA Foundation and the EU LIFE programme. The remaining income was the result of other smaller projects, and donations from the public, corporations and zoos.
In 2017 this income has allowed us to carry out work that will help us achieve our mission of recovery of the four vulture species in Europe by initiating, facilitating and supporting conservation actions and research.
Over the year some of the highlights of our work have included:
The vital work of the VCF would not be made possible without the generous support of grant making bodies, charities, governmental organisations, zoos and private individuals from all across Europe and we extend many thanks to all those who have supported us.