Merry Christmas from the Vulture Conservation Foundation

The team at the Vulture Conservation foundation wishes you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

 

 

Over 2018 we were part of some fantastic conservation achievements here are just a few:

  • 13 captive-bred Bearded Vultures were released in reintroduction projects across Europe from the Swiss to Austrian Alps to France’s pre-Alps (Baronnies) as part of the LIFE GypConnect project and in Spain’s Andalucia and Maestrazgo regions, the latter being a new reintroduction project
  • A new record was set by Bearded Vultures in the Alps with 51 territories occupied by breeding pairs, with 29 young birds successfully fledgling. The wild population there is firmly established and growing!
  • The first 3 Cinereous Vultures were released in Bulgaria in a historic reintroduction project as part of the Vultures Back to LIFE
  • 5 Cinereous Vultures were released in the Gorge du Verdon and two in the Baronnies in France bringing the total of 81 birds released since 2004 
  • The EU formally approved the Cinereous and Bearded Vulture species action plans we developed under the LIFE Euro SAP project 
  • With funding from the MAVA Foundation we officially launched our Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project working across five Balkan states to engage stakeholders in each country prevent the use of this insidious practice and protect vultures
  • The pilot to test different methods of release of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures in Bulgaria was successful with 4 of the 7 birds released making it to their wintering grounds
  • Douro and Rupis, two wild Egyptian Vultures from the Douro Canyon successfully made it to their overwintering grounds in Mali and Senegal and are being tracked through GPS transmitters fitted as part of LIFE Rupis project 
  • 38 Griffon Vultures were released in Sardinia boosting the threatened population on the island as part of the LIFE Under Griffon Wings project
  • 62 Griffon Vultures successfully fledged in the Eastern Rhodope Mountain under the LIFE Re-Vultures projects 

 

Thank you for your support over 2018.

 

All Together we can look back at a great year 4 vultures!

 

 

Vulture Conservation Foundation Christmas Card 2018

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