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Sun

21

Apr

2019

Lots of Bearded Vulture (Easter) eggs this year - a bumper breeding season

A young chick from Ostrava Zoo
A young chick from Ostrava Zoo
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Sat

20

Apr

2019

Which Egyptian Vulture won the race back to the Balkans?

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Thu

18

Apr

2019

Another Griffon Vulture detained as a 'spy' in the Middle East

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Wed

17

Apr

2019

Farming for vultures: the results from the LIFE+ Feeding Scavengers project

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Sun

14

Apr

2019

Bearded Vulture chicks take flight a little earlier than planned

The two Bearded Vulture chicks from Estonia's Tallinn Zoo in their travel cases
The two Bearded Vulture chicks from Estonia's Tallinn Zoo in their travel cases
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Fri

12

Apr

2019

Portugal reaffirms its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning

Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
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Tue

09

Apr

2019

The adventures of Croatian Griffon Vulture Kvarner continues

Griffon Vulture Kvarner caught in flight during their travels in Italy (c) JU PRIRODA
Griffon Vulture Kvarner caught in flight during their travels in Italy (c) JU PRIRODA
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Mon

08

Apr

2019

The silent killer strikes across Greece with multiple vultures reported dead over the last two months

A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
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Sat

06

Apr

2019

Spanish and Moroccan ornithologists collaborate for major survey of raptors in Morocco

The survey team in Morocco (c) ICUN
The survey team in Morocco (c) ICUN
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Thu

04

Apr

2019

Latest edition of France’s Vautours Info published

A Cinereous and Griffon Vulture
A Cinereous and Griffon Vulture
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Tue

02

Apr

2019

The Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning Workshop, Serbia, 8-10 April 2019

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Mon

01

Apr

2019

Illegal wildlife poisoning in Montenegro kills a pair of breeding Golden Eagles

One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
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Thu

28

Mar

2019

Four more Cinereous Vultures released into the wild in historic reintroduction project in Bulgaria

One of the Cinereous Vultures released in the Balkan Mountains (C) Green Balkans
One of the Cinereous Vultures released in the Balkan Mountains (C) Green Balkans
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Wed

27

Mar

2019

Five out of five vultures return to the Douro Canyon on Portugal-Spain border from Africa

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Tue

26

Mar

2019

The Race for Vultures Champions of the Flyway 24 hour birding race begins

Team VCF at the stat of the Champions of the Flyway 2019 birding race led by Hans Pohlman
Team VCF at the stat of the Champions of the Flyway 2019 birding race led by Hans Pohlman
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Mon

25

Mar

2019

Ahead of the 2019 Egyptian Vulture breeding season in France let's look back at the results from the 2018 season

Egyptian Vulture Humboldt returning to the French Pyrenees from his 2019 Spring migration
Egyptian Vulture Humboldt returning to the French Pyrenees from his 2019 Spring migration
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Thu

21

Mar

2019

Second pair of Cinereous Vultures begins nesting in artificial platform in the Douro Canyon

Artifical nest constructed for Cinereous Vultures (c) José Jambas/Oriolus
Artifical nest constructed for Cinereous Vultures (c) José Jambas/Oriolus
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Wed

20

Mar

2019

Report from the International Workshop of Vultures and Veterinary Drugs

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Tue

19

Mar

2019

Join us in Portugal for the European Vulture Conference 2019

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Fri

15

Mar

2019

First wild born Bearded Vulture in Andalucia returns to the region

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Thu

14

Mar

2019

New report highlights the continued threat of illegal killing to vultures in Albania

Griffon Vulture in north Albania trapped and kept as a pet (c) Albanian Ornithological Society
Griffon Vulture in north Albania trapped and kept as a pet (c) Albanian Ornithological Society
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Tue

12

Mar

2019

Record number of breeding pairs of Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria

A nesting pair of Griffon Vultures at the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Bulgaria (c) Green Balkans
A nesting pair of Griffon Vultures at the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Bulgaria (c) Green Balkans
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Mon

11

Mar

2019

Announcing the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project Small Grants Programme

Anti-poisoning patrol in Spain collecting poisoned baits
Anti-poisoning patrol in Spain collecting poisoned baits
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Mon

11

Mar

2019

Europe's Vultures Need You - new job vacancy at the Vulture Conservation Foundation

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Fri

08

Mar

2019

Operation AntiTox tackling illegal wildlife poisoning in Spain

The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
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Thu

07

Mar

2019

Poisoning incident in North Macedonia tests new protocols to fight the crime

An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
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Wed

06

Mar

2019

Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria’s Kresna Gorge continue to make a comeback

One of the tagged Griffon Vultures at Kresna Gorge  (c) Hristo Peshev
One of the tagged Griffon Vultures at Kresna Gorge (c) Hristo Peshev
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Mon

04

Mar

2019

Carrying out a post-mortem is essential in understanding vulture mortality

Veterinarian Florence Buronfosse-Roque carrying out a post-mortem on a Cinereous Vulture
Veterinarian Florence Buronfosse-Roque carrying out a post-mortem on a Cinereous Vulture
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Fri

01

Mar

2019

Bearded Vulture found dead in Turkey, but what killed this bird?

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Thu

28

Feb

2019

The LIFE Rupis International Meeting sharing good practice in Egyptian Vulture conservation

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Wed

27

Feb

2019

Cinereous Vulture Ostrava found dead in Greece

Cinereous Vulture Ostrava (c) Hristo Peshev
Cinereous Vulture Ostrava (c) Hristo Peshev
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Mon

25

Feb

2019

Team VCF need your help to protect Africa’s vultures

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Fri

22

Feb

2019

Third wild breeding pair of Bearded Vultures confirmed in Andalucia

One of the breeding Bearded Vultures pair in Andalucia
One of the breeding Bearded Vultures pair in Andalucia
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Thu

21

Feb

2019

Europe’s Griffon Vultures begin the egg laying in the 2019 breeding season

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Wed

20

Feb

2019

Where did the Bearded Vultures that were On The Move end up?

The pair of Bearded Vultures from Latvia's Riga Zoo in their new home at the Vallcalent Specialised Breeding Centre in Spain
The pair of Bearded Vultures from Latvia's Riga Zoo in their new home at the Vallcalent Specialised Breeding Centre in Spain
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Mon

18

Feb

2019

Record number of young Cinereous Vultures fledge the nest in Andalusia in 2018 for a second year

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Sat

16

Feb

2019

Spring migration is underway for LIFE Rupis Egyptian Vultures

Egyptian Vuture in flight (c) Boris Belchev
Egyptian Vuture in flight (c) Boris Belchev
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Thu

14

Feb

2019

Dating the Cinereous Vulture way - helping captive birds find love

A pair of Cinereous Vultures in Belgium's Planckendael Zoo
A pair of Cinereous Vultures in Belgium's Planckendael Zoo
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Wed

13

Feb

2019

The International Workshop on Vultures & Veterinary Drugs

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Tue

12

Feb

2019

Vulture Research Update: December 2018 - January 2019

In this research update we summarise articles about research that identifies priority areas for vulture conservation; a cutting-edge study that investigates how Griffon Vultures watch each other to inform flight decisions; a global review of the effects of tracking devices on individual birds; and an article that investigates how farming practices might expose vultures to veterinary drugs.    

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Mon

11

Feb

2019

Join in with #GoVultures

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Sat

09

Feb

2019

January was a busy month for wild Bearded Vultures in the 2018/19 breeding season

One of the Bearded Vulture pair at Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park returns to their nest
One of the Bearded Vulture pair at Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park returns to their nest
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Fri

08

Feb

2019

Announcing the European Vulture Conference, 1-4 October 2019

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Thu

07

Feb

2019

New article calls for standardised methods for monitoring vultures

A Griffon Vulture marked and fitted with a GPS transmitter as part of the LIFE Re-Vultures project
A Griffon Vulture marked and fitted with a GPS transmitter as part of the LIFE Re-Vultures project
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Wed

06

Feb

2019

Updates from the Maestrazgo Bearded Vulture reintroduction project

Release of an adult bird as part of experiment to evaluate the feasibility of translocating non-breeding adults from the Bearded Vulture population in the Pyrenees
Release of an adult bird as part of experiment to evaluate the feasibility of translocating non-breeding adults from the Bearded Vulture population in the Pyrenees
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Tue

05

Feb

2019

Griffon Vultures are on their way to Sardinia from Spain as part of the final transport to restock the threatened population on the island

One of the Griffon Vultures at the wildlife recovery centre managed by AMUS
One of the Griffon Vultures at the wildlife recovery centre managed by AMUS
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Sat

02

Feb

2019

Following the migratory Egyptian Vulture from Bulgaria to Ethiopia for Egyptian Vulture New LIFE's Africa 2019 Workshop

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Fri

01

Feb

2019

Hatching of Bearded Vulture eggs in the Captive Breeding network begins

Tempranillo the first chick hatched at the Guadalentín Specialised Breeding Centre in Andalucia
Tempranillo the first chick hatched at the Guadalentín Specialised Breeding Centre in Andalucia
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Tue

29

Jan

2019

A 2018 Survey of Griffon Vultures in Andalucía reveals the population continues to grow across the region

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Mon

28

Jan

2019

Our work reintroducing Bearded Vultures recognized at the Biodiversity and Society Awards in Valencia

 Deputy Regional Minister of the Environment at the Generalitat Valenciana Francesc Quesada presenting Alex Llopis with the prize at the Biodiversity and Society Awards 2018
Deputy Regional Minister of the Environment at the Generalitat Valenciana Francesc Quesada presenting Alex Llopis with the prize at the Biodiversity and Society Awards 2018
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Sat

26

Jan

2019

The adventures of Bulgarian Griffon Vulture Kaya in the Middle East continues 

Griffon Vulture Kaya sharing a meal with a fox in January 2019 at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (c) Ein Gedi Nature Reserve/Israel Nature & Parks Authority
Griffon Vulture Kaya sharing a meal with a fox in January 2019 at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (c) Ein Gedi Nature Reserve/Israel Nature & Parks Authority
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Fri

25

Jan

2019

A bumper year for Egyptian Vultures in the 2018 breeding season in Bulgaria

A breeding pair of Egyptian Vultures in 2018 (c) Maurice Sabatier/Egyptian Vulture New LIFE
A breeding pair of Egyptian Vultures in 2018 (c) Maurice Sabatier/Egyptian Vulture New LIFE
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Thu

24

Jan

2019

Cinereous Vulture fitted with a GPS transmitter released back into the wild in Portugal as part of LIFE Rupis project

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Tue

22

Jan

2019

The sixth edition of La Plume du Life, the LIFE GypConnect newsletter, released

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Mon

21

Jan

2019

Shocking killing of a rare Cinereous Vulture shot dead in Lebanon

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Fri

18

Jan

2019

Wild Bearded Vultures get the 2018/19 breeding season off to an early start

Bearded Vulture during the breeding season in the Alps (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture during the breeding season in the Alps (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Thu

17

Jan

2019

How did a GPS transmitter from a Cinereous Vulture end up on the beach in St-Tropez?

The GPS transmitter attached to one of the Cinereous Vultures released at Parcs Naturel Regional Baronnies provençales
The GPS transmitter attached to one of the Cinereous Vultures released at Parcs Naturel Regional Baronnies provençales
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Wed

16

Jan

2019

More details announced for our Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop in Serbia in April

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Tue

15

Jan

2019

Great results from the Bearded Vulture Breeding Season 2017/18 and our exciting plans for releasing birds in 2019

Bearded Vulture breeding pair incubating their clutch at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre
Bearded Vulture breeding pair incubating their clutch at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre
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Mon

14

Jan

2019

Fighting illegal wildlife poisoning on the Balkan Peninsula

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