The European Vulture Conference 2019

Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 October 2019

Algarve, Portugal

 

For four days in October, we brought together scientists, conservationists and the public in the Algarve, Portugal for an international congress looking at the latest research and conservation of vultures in Europe and beyond, in our first European Vulture Conference.

 

During the European Vulture Conference, we had 72 talks, 34 posters, eight symposia, three field trips, five vulture artists and over 240 participants. For more details, you can have a look at the highlights of the conference on our blog: day one, day two, and day three and field trips

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Abstract Book

You can now review and download the final Abstract Book of the European Vulture Conference. The scientific programme featured the latest insights on vulture conservation and research by world-leading experts, covering various topics on all four of Europe’s vulture species.

 

Download the Abstract Book
Abstract Book EVC.pdf
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Key concepts

The scientific programme covered various topics and regions, discussing vulture conservation and research, with some overarching concepts being:

 

  • Europe as the continent of vultures and vulture conservation best practice
  • Great news starting to come from Africa and Asia too, facing an unprecedented vulture decline – where investment and effort is spent, vulture populations there starting to recover too
  • Poisoning, electrocution and collision are the most significant threats to vultures in Europe and elsewhere
  • Action plans, such as the Vulture MsAP, are essential for vulture conservation, but need to be implemented
  • Working together is key to saving vultures

Special Thanks

We want to thank our main sponsor, the MAVA Foundation, for their funding and support that made this great conference possible! We would also like to thank our other supporters, the Vulture MsAP, CMS, Raptors MOU, and the Egyptian Vultures New LIFE Project.

 

Furthermore, we want to thank the scientists and conservationists who shared their work during the conference.

 

We also wish to thank the companies and artists present who provided great value during the conference. Further, we want to thank the artists and photographers who contributed remotely to the silent auction. We managed to raise €635, which will be used towards buying GPS tags for the Cinereous Vultures being reintroduced in Bulgaria. We will continue to fundraise for this purpose, and you can support us by donating.

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Day 1 of the European Vulture Conference

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