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