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Sun

02

Aug

2020

Bearded Vulture pair bonding: choosing the right partner for a selective species

Aïnat & BG398 (c) VCF
Aïnat & BG398 (c) VCF
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Thu

30

Jul

2020

Evolution of the vulture populations in Sardinia

Griffon Vultures in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Griffon Vultures in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Wed

29

Jul

2020

Research review: Nocturnal flights by Bearded Vultures detected for the first-time using GPS and accelerometer data

Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Pilar Oliva
Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Pilar Oliva
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Tue

28

Jul

2020

A morning with Griffons: GPS tagging vultures in the Côa Valley for nature conservation

Eco takes off eagerly and without issue, showing that the handling and the tagging procedure were performed correctly (c) Rewilding Portugal.
Eco takes off eagerly and without issue, showing that the handling and the tagging procedure were performed correctly (c) Rewilding Portugal.
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Mon

27

Jul

2020

First successful nesting of Bearded Vulture in Piedmont since the beginning of the Alpine reintroduction project

Bearded Vulture Belavri in flight (c) Maurizio Chiereghin
Bearded Vulture Belavri in flight (c) Maurizio Chiereghin
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Sun

26

Jul

2020

Monograph: The Bearded Vulture in Spain - Breeding population in 2018 and census method

Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Nello Petito
Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Nello Petito
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Fri

24

Jul

2020

First-ever Cinereous Vulture nestlings equipped with GPS tags in the Douro

The young Cinereous Vulture in its nest after it was tagged on 13 July © VCF
The young Cinereous Vulture in its nest after it was tagged on 13 July © VCF
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Thu

23

Jul

2020

Bearded Vulture European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) Annual Report 2019

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Wed

22

Jul

2020

Illegal wildlife poisoning case reaches court trial in Croatia for the first time

The dead Golden eagle (c) BIOM
The dead Golden eagle (c) BIOM
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Tue

21

Jul

2020

Second-ever Egyptian Vulture hatched and fledged in Sardinia

Egyptian Vulture chick hatched in Sardinia on 2020 in flight (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Egyptian Vulture chick hatched in Sardinia on 2020 in flight (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Mon

20

Jul

2020

Our Research Officer's take on the Bearded Vulture in the Peak District, UK

Bearded Vulture soaring the skies in the Peak District (c) Louis Phipps/VCF
Bearded Vulture soaring the skies in the Peak District (c) Louis Phipps/VCF
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Sun

19

Jul

2020

Research reveals that Andean condors flap wings just 1% of the time

Andean Condor © Bastian Gygli/ Wikimedia Commons
Andean Condor © Bastian Gygli/ Wikimedia Commons
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Sat

18

Jul

2020

Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro gets new feathers to be able to fly again in the wild

Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro after release (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro after release (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Fri

17

Jul

2020

More electric poles insulated in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria to protect vultures

Insulation of electric poles in the Rhodope Mountains (c) Atanas Delchev/BSPP
Insulation of electric poles in the Rhodope Mountains (c) Atanas Delchev/BSPP
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Thu

16

Jul

2020

Genetic analysis reveals the origin of a wandering Bearded Vulture that was rescued, rehabilitated and released in France

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Wed

15

Jul

2020

Second record of Bearded Vulture in the UK — why did it travel to the UK, where did it come from and will it return home?

The Bearded Vulture photographed at Howden Moors (c) Will Bowell
The Bearded Vulture photographed at Howden Moors (c) Will Bowell
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Tue

14

Jul

2020

Participate in the annual Alpine Griffon Vulture count on 22 August 2020

Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Nello Petitio
Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Nello Petitio
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Mon

13

Jul

2020

The final Bearded Vulture release in Andalusia for 2020

The final release of Bearded Vultures in Andalusia for 2020 (c) Junta de Andalucía
The final release of Bearded Vultures in Andalusia for 2020 (c) Junta de Andalucía
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Sun

12

Jul

2020

Egyptian Vulture baby hatched in a nest built on a transmission tower — first record in Spain and Europe

Egyptian Vulture nest on a pylon (c) Junta de Extremadura
Egyptian Vulture nest on a pylon (c) Junta de Extremadura
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Sat

11

Jul

2020

Update on the Bearded Vultures recently released in France

Bearded Vulture Dolomie in flight (c) LIFE GypConnect
Bearded Vulture Dolomie in flight (c) LIFE GypConnect
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Fri

10

Jul

2020

Fifteen Griffon Vultures found dead in a well in Morocco

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Thu

09

Jul

2020

French farmers ask for the removal of vulture eggs from nests due to incidents with cattle – but this is not the solution for an inflated problem!

Griffon Vultures (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Griffon Vultures (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Wed

08

Jul

2020

Egyptian Vultures in Italy — upcoming releases and movements of released birds

One of the Egyptian Vultures that hatched in2020 (c) CERM
One of the Egyptian Vultures that hatched in2020 (c) CERM
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Tue

07

Jul

2020

Ecosystem service provision – what do vultures do for us and the environment?

Egyptian and Griffon Vulture (c) Pilar Oliva
Egyptian and Griffon Vulture (c) Pilar Oliva
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Mon

06

Jul

2020

From the Grands Causses to the French Pyrenees — the travels of Bearded Vulture Cévennes

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Sun

05

Jul

2020

First Griffon Vulture equipped with GPS tag in Mallorca to study the natural colonisation of the species

Tagging the Griffon Vulture (c) Giacomo Tavecchia/ GEDA-IMEDEA (CSIC_UIB)
Tagging the Griffon Vulture (c) Giacomo Tavecchia/ GEDA-IMEDEA (CSIC_UIB)
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Sat

04

Jul

2020

A win-win collaboration between livestock breeders and vultures in Kompsatos valley (Greece)

(c) WWF Greece
(c) WWF Greece
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Fri

03

Jul

2020

Vulture Research Update: November 2019 - June 2020

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Thu

02

Jul

2020

The Cinereous Vulture Riga has once again travelled to Austria

Riga in Austria  (c) Richard Straub
Riga in Austria (c) Richard Straub
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Wed

01

Jul

2020

Surveying for poison bait use in Albania

(c) AOS
(c) AOS
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Tue

30

Jun

2020

Egyptian Vulture family found dead in the Eastern Rhodopes Mountain in Bulgaria

© BSPB
© BSPB
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Mon

29

Jun

2020

Last transportation of Cinereous Vultures from Spain to France for the reintroduction of the species

© VCF
© VCF
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Sun

28

Jun

2020

How GPS technology is key to securing the future of vultures

Cinereous Vulture with a GPS transmitter © Franziska Lörcher
Cinereous Vulture with a GPS transmitter © Franziska Lörcher
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Sat

27

Jun

2020

Second observation of a Bearded Vulture in the UK

Bearded Vulture in the UK (c) Lucy Burrell
Bearded Vulture in the UK (c) Lucy Burrell
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Fri

26

Jun

2020

Fifteen Cinereous Vultures travel from Extremadura to Bulgaria to be reintroduced

One of the Cinereous Vultures (c) Jovan Andevski/VCF
One of the Cinereous Vultures (c) Jovan Andevski/VCF
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Thu

25

Jun

2020

International Observation Days 2019: The Bearded Vulture population estimates across several European regions

Bearded Vulture observed in Switzerland during IOD 2019 (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture observed in Switzerland during IOD 2019 (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Wed

24

Jun

2020

More Egyptian Vultures poisoned to death in the Canary Islands than previously thought

Tagging the rehabilitated Egyptian Vulture ahead of its release back to the wild (c) Egyptian Vulture LIFE project
Tagging the rehabilitated Egyptian Vulture ahead of its release back to the wild (c) Egyptian Vulture LIFE project
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Tue

23

Jun

2020

Conservation status of Griffon Vultures in Armenia

Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sun

21

Jun

2020

Record number of Cinereous Vultures photographed at a LIFE Rupis feeding station in the Douro (Portugal)

Cinereous Vulture/illustrative (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture/illustrative (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sat

20

Jun

2020

Another young Bearded Vulture released at Parque Natural de Cazorla in Andalusia as part of the reintroduction project

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Fri

19

Jun

2020

Poaching in northwestern Italy: Griffon Vulture shot and left in critical condition

Griffon Vulture once it arrived at the recovery centre (c) CANC
Griffon Vulture once it arrived at the recovery centre (c) CANC
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Thu

18

Jun

2020

Reintroduced Bearded Vulture Cintu wandered away from Corsica for a brief trip!

The round trip of Cintu from Corsica to Capraia Isola
The round trip of Cintu from Corsica to Capraia Isola
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Wed

17

Jun

2020

The latest movements of captive-bred and wild-hatched Bearded Vultures across seven important European regions

Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

16

Jun

2020

Closer to reintroducing Bearded Vultures to the Grands Causses with the latest release of four birds

Bearded Vulture Eglazine at the hacking site (c) LIFE GypConnect
Bearded Vulture Eglazine at the hacking site (c) LIFE GypConnect
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Mon

15

Jun

2020

Two young Bearded Vultures released in Switzerland as part of the Alpine reintroduction project

Bearded Vulture Luzerna (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture Luzerna (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Sun

14

Jun

2020

Three active Griffon Vulture nests confirmed in Cyprus

AAJ is a member of one of the breeding pairs in Cyprus © Louis Phipps / VCF
AAJ is a member of one of the breeding pairs in Cyprus © Louis Phipps / VCF
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Sat

13

Jun

2020

Newest Bearded Vulture reintroduction project in Tinença de Benifassà (Maestrazgo) released two more young birds

Bearded Vulture released at the hacking site (c) Bruno Durán / Maestrazgo-Els Ports
Bearded Vulture released at the hacking site (c) Bruno Durán / Maestrazgo-Els Ports
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Fri

12

Jun

2020

Status, conservation and captive breeding of Bearded Vultures in Southern Africa

Feeding chick with a Bearded Vulture puppet to avoid human imprinting (c) Bred4theWild
Feeding chick with a Bearded Vulture puppet to avoid human imprinting (c) Bred4theWild
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Thu

11

Jun

2020

Two more Cinereous Vultures released at Vrasachi Balkan in Bulgaria

One of the five birds released on 15 May 2020 (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
One of the five birds released on 15 May 2020 (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Wed

10

Jun

2020

Ninth record of a Bearded Vulture in Portugal in the last 100 years

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Tue

09

Jun

2020

French Egyptian Vulture Buoux returns to the wild after almost a year in recovery

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Mon

08

Jun

2020

Tackling illegal wildlife poisoning to preserve the remaining Griffon Vulture population in Greece

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Sun

07

Jun

2020

Three additional Bearded Vultures released at Parque Natural de Cazorla in Andalusia!

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Fri

05

Jun

2020

How do vultures contribute to our environment?

Griffon Vultures and Cinereous Vultures (c) Pilar Oliva
Griffon Vultures and Cinereous Vultures (c) Pilar Oliva
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Thu

04

Jun

2020

A Bearded Vulture cycling jersey combines conservation and sustainability!

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Thu

04

Jun

2020

Two young captive-bred Bearded Vultures released in the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors in the French pre-Alps

Transferring one of the Bearded Vultures (c) Benoit Betton
Transferring one of the Bearded Vultures (c) Benoit Betton
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Wed

03

Jun

2020

Watch how Cinereous Vultures utilize surrounding landscape for energy efficient soaring flight

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Tue

02

Jun

2020

Cinereous Vultures are breeding again in the Iberian System after more than half a century since their extinction

Acebo incubates the laying of the first Cinereous Vulture chick that hatched in the Iberian System (c) GREFA
Acebo incubates the laying of the first Cinereous Vulture chick that hatched in the Iberian System (c) GREFA
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Mon

01

Jun

2020

How are Egyptian Vultures perceived?

Egyptian Vulture (c) Iordan Hristov
Egyptian Vulture (c) Iordan Hristov
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Sun

31

May

2020

Many chicks hatched this year again in Bulgaria's only indigenous Griffon Vulture population

Griffon Vulture in the Rhodope Mountains (c) Bogdan Boev
Griffon Vulture in the Rhodope Mountains (c) Bogdan Boev
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Sat

30

May

2020

Electrocuted in Turkey: Vultures and other soaring birds under threat

Polya died from electrocution in Turkey (c) Süleyman Atil
Polya died from electrocution in Turkey (c) Süleyman Atil
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Fri

29

May

2020

Two captive-bred Bearded Vultures from Austrian and Czech zoos released in Baronnies

One of the released Bearded Vultures (c) Pascal Orabi/LPO
One of the released Bearded Vultures (c) Pascal Orabi/LPO
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Thu

28

May

2020

Poacher shot and killed reintroduced Cinereous Vulture Ultron in Bulgaria

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Wed

27

May

2020

Sign the petition and help us #StopTheKillings of vultures in Africa

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Tue

26

May

2020

The only remaining Cinereous Vulture breeding colony in the Balkans

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Mon

25

May

2020

Watch: Guadalentín — the centre that breeds the most Bearded Vultures

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Sat

23

May

2020

The reintroduced Cinereous Vulture Sliven met a tragic end in Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Fri

22

May

2020

Watch two newly hatched Egyptian Vulture siblings in the wild in Israel

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Thu

21

May

2020

Introducing a schematic sampling protocol for raptor biomonitoring to harmonize procedures across Europe

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Wed

20

May

2020

Bearded Vulture vagrancy: leaving the mountains to explore the North of France

Bearded Vulture in Normandy © Sandrine Blondet
Bearded Vulture in Normandy © Sandrine Blondet
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Tue

19

May

2020

The first Cinereous Vultures releases at Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park in Bulgaria

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Mon

18

May

2020

Will Egyptian Vultures breed in Sardinia again?

Egyptian Vulture carrying nesting materials in Sardinia 2020 (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Egyptian Vulture carrying nesting materials in Sardinia 2020 (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Fri

15

May

2020

How many Bearded Vultures hatched this breeding season in captivity?

Bearded Vulture chick (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture chick (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Thu

14

May

2020

Watch: Griffon Vulture dad feeding his one-month-old chick at the Green Balkans' Centre

Belcho feeding his chick (c) Green Balkans
Belcho feeding his chick (c) Green Balkans
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Wed

13

May

2020

Food shortage will not be a problem this summer for our Bearded Vulture breeding centres

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Mon

11

May

2020

Research review: New study estimates the Bearded Vulture population in the Pyrenees at around 1,000 individuals

Bearded Vulture in the Pyrenees (c) Pilar Oliva
Bearded Vulture in the Pyrenees (c) Pilar Oliva
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Sun

10

May

2020

Two Bearded Vulture siblings kick off the 2020 release season in Andalusia

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Sat

09

May

2020

Over 900 migratory Egyptian Vultures observed in Turkey during one month

Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Fri

08

May

2020

From Bulgaria to Ukraine back to Bulgaria and Ukraine again in 30 days — the travels of Cinereous Vulture Sliven

Cinereous Vulture Silven (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
Cinereous Vulture Silven (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Thu

07

May

2020

Rehabilitating electrocuted vultures is not an easy task 

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Wed

06

May

2020

Birdski: mitigating threats in ski areas to protect Bearded Vultures in the French Alps

Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Tue

05

May

2020

One less Egyptian Vulture pair in the Canary Islands — poisoning killed the pair and left a breeding female in critical condition

The poisoned Egyptian Vulture in the incubator (c) Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
The poisoned Egyptian Vulture in the incubator (c) Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
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Sun

03

May

2020

Watch vulture videos and nest cams to feel closer to our feathered friends

Griffon Vultures and Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Griffon Vultures and Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Sat

02

May

2020

Are vultures really becoming livestock predators? Shedding some light on negative misconceptions and false accusations – new paper

Griffon Vultures (c) Gianluca Damiani
Griffon Vultures (c) Gianluca Damiani
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Thu

30

Apr

2020

Research review: The first Pan-Africa study on Hooded Vultures evaluates their movements

Hooded Vultures (c) Jacob Bahar
Hooded Vultures (c) Jacob Bahar
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Wed

29

Apr

2020

The latest Egyptian Vulture national census in Spain demonstrates that the species population is stable

Egyptian Vulture (c) C. Bougain
Egyptian Vulture (c) C. Bougain
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Tue

28

Apr

2020

Tagging vultures: Why swift field response is essential to save birds and inform conservation actions

Tagging a Cinereous Vulture with a GPS tag/ illustrative
Tagging a Cinereous Vulture with a GPS tag/ illustrative
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Mon

27

Apr

2020

Bearded Vultures try to breed for the first time on the Moncayo Mountains (Easternmost Central Iberian Massif)

Bearded Vulture pair/illustrative (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture pair/illustrative (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Sun

26

Apr

2020

Lords of the Rhodopean Skies — a new online wildlife photography exhibition available for a limited time

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Sat

25

Apr

2020

Rare sighting of a juvenile Egyptian Vulture in South Africa — the species is thought to be extinct in the country

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Fri

24

Apr

2020

The website of our latest LIFE project in Cyprus, LIFE with Vultures, is now available for the public!

Griffon Vulture flying near Episkopi Cliffs (c) Oliver Burton
Griffon Vulture flying near Episkopi Cliffs (c) Oliver Burton
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Fri

24

Apr

2020

Research review: new article demonstrates the value of research for effective vulture conservation

Cinereous Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Cinereous Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Thu

23

Apr

2020

Why, when, where? Rigorous investigation answers important questions about illegal wildlife poisoning in Serbia

Poisoned Marsh Harriers (c) Boštjan Deberšek
Poisoned Marsh Harriers (c) Boštjan Deberšek
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Thu

23

Apr

2020

Updates from the reintroduced Cinereous Vultures in Bulgaria

Cinereous Vulture VCF Know-How (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
Cinereous Vulture VCF Know-How (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Wed

22

Apr

2020

Earth Day 2020: Why it is more important than ever to preserve our nature and vultures

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Tue

21

Apr

2020

Biggest ever vulture mortality event in the world unfolds in Guinea-Bissau: estimates of over 2000 Hooded Vultures poisoned to death due to belief-based use

Vultures being incinerated (c) Mohamed Henriques
Vultures being incinerated (c) Mohamed Henriques
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Sat

18

Apr

2020

The wandering Cinereous Vulture Riga returned home!

Riga together with a potential partner during her second time wintering in southwest Greece, February 2020 (c) Dionisos Mammasis
Riga together with a potential partner during her second time wintering in southwest Greece, February 2020 (c) Dionisos Mammasis
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Thu

16

Apr

2020

Where did Cinereous Vulture Caparica travel to after its rehabilitation and release?

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Wed

15

Apr

2020

Animal carcasses — from a problem to a conservation opportunity

Griffon Vultures at a feeding site (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Griffon Vultures at a feeding site (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Tue

14

Apr

2020

Touring around Mallorca the Cinereous Vulture way

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