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Sat

25

Jan

2020

Research review: Technical-scientific order for the analysis of the diet of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the Douro Canyon

Egyptian Vulture (c) Pilar Oliva
Egyptian Vulture (c) Pilar Oliva
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Thu

23

Jan

2020

More Egyptian Vultures tagged with GPS transmitters in Ethiopia and new insights into the threats they face revealed

© Volen Arkumarev
© Volen Arkumarev
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Wed

22

Jan

2020

Brilliant photograph of an encounter between Bearded Vulture Carmen and Griffon Vulture in Barronies

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Tue

21

Jan

2020

Prison, fine and hunting disqualification for a hunter who poisoned four vultures in Spain

Dead Griffon Vulture/illustrative (c) Jovan Andevski/ VCF
Dead Griffon Vulture/illustrative (c) Jovan Andevski/ VCF
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Mon

20

Jan

2020

Griffon Vulture pair lays the first clutch of the year in Sardinia

First Griffon Vulture clutch of 2020 (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
First Griffon Vulture clutch of 2020 (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Sat

18

Jan

2020

The 2019/20 Bearded Vulture breeding season in the Alps is off to an early start

Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Fri

17

Jan

2020

What duties do Egyptian Vulture pairs share during the breeding period?

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Thu

16

Jan

2020

Weak Griffon Vulture rescued in the Var (France)

© Marine Steinmann
© Marine Steinmann
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Wed

15

Jan

2020

Released Egyptian Vulture Kate found dead in Western Sicily after spending only two months on the island

Kate photographed by Carmelo Fiore during her stop in Calabria
Kate photographed by Carmelo Fiore during her stop in Calabria
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Tue

14

Jan

2020

Necropsy performed on two Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria

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Mon

13

Jan

2020

The Stolen Wildlife Campaign just released the second series of awareness photographs

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Sun

12

Jan

2020

The GPS movements of the first-ever wild Portuguese Cinereous Vulture tagged stopped. What happened?

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Sat

11

Jan

2020

The Bearded Vulture breeding trio in Ecrins laid an egg for the 3rd consecutive year

The breeding trio in Ecrins © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines
The breeding trio in Ecrins © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines
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Fri

10

Jan

2020

Competition: Win a GPS tag - suitable for Griffon or Cinereous Vultures

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Thu

09

Jan

2020

Cinereous Vulture in Spain killed by ingesting illegal poisoned bait

Cinereous Vulture in flight/illustrative (c) Joe A Doublet
Cinereous Vulture in flight/illustrative (c) Joe A Doublet
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Wed

08

Jan

2020

Gulper, ripper and scrapper: anatomy of the neck in three species of vultures

Griffon Vulture & Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy, Hooded Vulture (c) Janette BM
Griffon Vulture & Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy, Hooded Vulture (c) Janette BM
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Tue

07

Jan

2020

Five feeding sites built in the Greek part of Rhodope Mountains as part of LIFE Re-Vultures

After 9 months of operation, 10 Griffon Vultures, 5 Cinereous Vultures and Egyptian Vulture pair have been recorded.
After 9 months of operation, 10 Griffon Vultures, 5 Cinereous Vultures and Egyptian Vulture pair have been recorded.
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Tue

31

Dec

2019

Another mass poisoning in Zululand causes alarm for the future of vultures in the region

Wildlife ACT response team with the carcasses of 13 White-backed Vultures poisoned (c) Wildlife ACT.
Wildlife ACT response team with the carcasses of 13 White-backed Vultures poisoned (c) Wildlife ACT.
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Mon

30

Dec

2019

Vulture Conservation – 2019 Overview

(c) Bruno Berthemy
(c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sun

29

Dec

2019

Bearded Vulture Conservation - 2019 Overview

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

28

Dec

2019

Egyptian Vulture Conservation – 2019 Overview

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

27

Dec

2019

Cinereous Vulture Conservation - 2019 Overview

Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Thu

26

Dec

2019

Griffon Vulture Conservation - 2019 Overview

Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

24

Dec

2019

Bearded Vulture pairs in captivity started laying eggs

M. Antoinette with her egg in December 2019 © VCF
M. Antoinette with her egg in December 2019 © VCF
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Mon

23

Dec

2019

Der Falke special issue on vultures: Biology - Threats - Conservation

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Sun

22

Dec

2019

Are Egyptian Vultures under threat from NSAIDs in Greece?

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

20

Dec

2019

Conclusions of the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2019

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Thu

19

Dec

2019

Are dogs also vultures' best friends, too?

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Wed

18

Dec

2019

Complicated surgery gives Bearded Vulture Flamadel new hope for his future

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Mon

16

Dec

2019

Bearded Vulture Silviano regained her freedom in the heart of the Pyrenees

Silviano takes off! (c) Gregoire Trunet Photographie
Silviano takes off! (c) Gregoire Trunet Photographie
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Fri

13

Dec

2019

Wildlife-human conflict in Greece: wolves, vultures and actions

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Wed

11

Dec

2019

LIFE with Vultures: a targeted effort to save the Griffon Vulture in Cyprus

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Tue

10

Dec

2019

Griffon Vulture Census results in the Balkans

(c) Georgi Kurtev
(c) Georgi Kurtev
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Thu

05

Dec

2019

Updates from the Vultures Back To LIFE reintroduced Cinereous Vultures

The forming couple between the male Balkan and female VCF-Know how
The forming couple between the male Balkan and female VCF-Know how
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Wed

04

Dec

2019

Bulgaria is about to adopt a national strategy to combat illegal wildlife poisoning

(c) Dimitar Gradinarov
(c) Dimitar Gradinarov
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Tue

03

Dec

2019

Vulture Conservation Foundation Film - Together for Vultures

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Mon

02

Dec

2019

Grand jubilee for Serbian ornithologists: this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Society for the Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia/BirdLife Serbi

Receiving the certificate of appreciation for the VCF
Receiving the certificate of appreciation for the VCF
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Sun

01

Dec

2019

Rescue and rehabilitation of Cinereous Vulture Barnabie

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Sat

30

Nov

2019

One of Switzerland's first wild-hatched Bearded Vultures is dead

Bearded Vulture GT0047 photographed in 2012 (c) David Jenny
Bearded Vulture GT0047 photographed in 2012 (c) David Jenny
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Wed

27

Nov

2019

A Rüppell's Vulture paid a visit to a LIFE Rupis feeding station in Portugal

Ruppell's Vulture (individual in the foreground) (c) Palombar
Ruppell's Vulture (individual in the foreground) (c) Palombar
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Mon

25

Nov

2019

White Bearded Vulture observed in the Alps - a rare sight for the region

White Bearded Vulture (c) André Roveyaz
White Bearded Vulture (c) André Roveyaz
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Sun

24

Nov

2019

Joint efforts save young Egyptian Vulture Anna

Egyptian Vulture Anna (c) Volen Arkumarev
Egyptian Vulture Anna (c) Volen Arkumarev
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Fri

22

Nov

2019

Mesmerizing footage of a Bearded Vulture bathing

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Thu

21

Nov

2019

The second round of interviews to investigate wildlife poisoning in Albania

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Wed

20

Nov

2019

How the LIFE GYPCONNECT project is working to limit the use of lead ammunition

(c) Bruno Berthemy
(c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sun

17

Nov

2019

Day two and three of the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2019

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Fri

15

Nov

2019

Day one of the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2019

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Wed

13

Nov

2019

The Griffon Vulture roosting sites census in the Balkans approaches

Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Rewilding Europe/Bogdan Boev
Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Rewilding Europe/Bogdan Boev
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Wed

13

Nov

2019

Cinereous Vulture spotted flying over Azraq Wetland Reserve (Jordan) for the first time

Cinereous Vulture flying over Azraq Wetland Reserve (Jordan) (c) AWR/RSCN
Cinereous Vulture flying over Azraq Wetland Reserve (Jordan) (c) AWR/RSCN
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Tue

12

Nov

2019

Rapid response prevents mass poisoning in Serbia

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Fri

08

Nov

2019

Great international cooperation allows for the release of Egyptian vulture Iberia in Europe's only wintering area – but the bird had Africa on its mind!

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Thu

07

Nov

2019

First confirmed sighting of a Rüppell's Vulture in Italy

Ruppell's Vulture sighted in Sicily (c) Michele Ungaro
Ruppell's Vulture sighted in Sicily (c) Michele Ungaro
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Wed

06

Nov

2019

A happy ending for two juvenile Griffon Vultures in North Macedonia

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Tue

05

Nov

2019

Announcing the programme of the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2019

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Thu

31

Oct

2019

Vulture Research Update: October 2019

Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Wed

30

Oct

2019

Another fantastic year for the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network

Pair with their chicks in Andalucia
Pair with their chicks in Andalucia
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Tue

29

Oct

2019

How many vultures are there in the Alps?

Griffon Vultures in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vultures in flight (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Fri

25

Oct

2019

Cinereous Vulture Orca ready to be re-released

Orca (c) CERVAS/Ricardo Brandão
Orca (c) CERVAS/Ricardo Brandão
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Thu

24

Oct

2019

The Bearded Vulture breeding season has already started!

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Wed

23

Oct

2019

Providing lead-free ammunition to tackle lead poisoning in Croatia

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Tue

22

Oct

2019

A train hits and kills 15 vultures in Monzón (Spain)

(c) AAPNA
(c) AAPNA
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Mon

21

Oct

2019

Vulture experts to the rescue: trying to save a Griffon Vulture during a field trip of the EVC

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Fri

18

Oct

2019

Riga on the move: from the Alps to the Balkans

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Thu

17

Oct

2019

Working together to protect vultures in Serbia - an educational workshop to tackle poisoning

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Wed

16

Oct

2019

Rescued Griffon Vulture in Cyprus: rehabilitated and ready for release

The young Griffon Vulture in the aviary (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
The young Griffon Vulture in the aviary (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Tue

15

Oct

2019

LIFE GYPCONNECT Seminar: Food support and sanitary precautions for Bearded Vultures

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

12

Oct

2019

The epic migration of the Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Joseba Alberdi
Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Joseba Alberdi
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Fri

11

Oct

2019

Tackling the threat of electrocution in the Eastern Rhodopes to protect vultures

(c) Atanas Delchev/BSPB
(c) Atanas Delchev/BSPB
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Thu

10

Oct

2019

Join us for the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2019

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

07

Oct

2019

An overview of the European Vulture Conference

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Wed

02

Oct

2019

Day 2 of the European Vulture Conference

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Tue

01

Oct

2019

Day 1 of the European Vulture Conference

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Sat

28

Sep

2019

More LIFE Rupis Egyptian Vultures migrated to Africa

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Fri

27

Sep

2019

Record number of Bearded Vulture fledglings observed in the Alps

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

26

Sep

2019

Dr Orr Spiegel will share his insights on vulture foraging movements during his keynote presentation at the European Vulture Conference

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Wed

25

Sep

2019

Rhodopean Cinereous Vulture pair undertakes aerial adventures

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Tue

24

Sep

2019

The European Vulture Conference is a week away - what to expect

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Sat

21

Sep

2019

Interviewing shepherds to investigate wildlife poisoning in Albania

Interviewing one of the shepherds (c) AOS
Interviewing one of the shepherds (c) AOS
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Fri

20

Sep

2019

Five Griffon Vultures are the new victims of poisoning in Bulgaria

One of the poisoned Griffon Vultures (c) Hristo Peshev
One of the poisoned Griffon Vultures (c) Hristo Peshev
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Thu

19

Sep

2019

The Cinereous Vulture population in Mallorca has multiplied by ten in nearly 40 years

Cinereous Vulture nest in Mallorca (c) Jordi Muntaner
Cinereous Vulture nest in Mallorca (c) Jordi Muntaner
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Wed

18

Sep

2019

Sara and Tobia returned to Africa

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Sat

14

Sep

2019

Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar: Egyptian Vultures Britango and Faia on the move

Equipping Faia with a GPS transmitter in 2017 (c) VCF
Equipping Faia with a GPS transmitter in 2017 (c) VCF
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Fri

13

Sep

2019

Stranded young Griffon Vulture rescued at Episkopi Bay (Cyprus)

Stranded Griffon Vulture at Episkopi (c) BirdLife Cyprus
Stranded Griffon Vulture at Episkopi (c) BirdLife Cyprus
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Thu

12

Sep

2019

Dr François Sarrazin will give a keynote presentation on the restoration and conservation of scavenger populations during the European Vulture Conference

Cinereous and Griffon vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous and Griffon vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Wed

11

Sep

2019

New study reveals amazing flexibility of migration among Egyptian Vultures

Egyptian Vultures soar and glide from Europe to Africa and back every year (c) Bruno Berthemy
Egyptian Vultures soar and glide from Europe to Africa and back every year (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

10

Sep

2019

Eight captive-bred Egyptian Vultures released in Italy to boost the population

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Sat

07

Sep

2019

Get to know Europe's vultures - key facts and conservation

Europe's vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Europe's vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Fri

06

Sep

2019

The mystery of the Egyptian Vulture in Lamoso feeding station…solved!

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Thu

05

Sep

2019

Europe's 5th vulture species?

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Wed

04

Sep

2019

International Observation Days - how many Bearded Vultures did we count in 2018?

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

03

Sep

2019

Record of Griffon Vultures breeding in the Eastern Alps

Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Oliver Burton
Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Oliver Burton
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Fri

30

Aug

2019

Bearded Vulture Biès is free to roam the Pyrenees once again!

Biès taking off during her release (c) Nicolas Sabathier/La République des Pyrénées
Biès taking off during her release (c) Nicolas Sabathier/La République des Pyrénées
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Thu

29

Aug

2019

The Cinereous Vulture chicks released in Bulgaria have successfully fledged!

Ultron and Barnabie (c) Vultures Back to LIFE
Ultron and Barnabie (c) Vultures Back to LIFE
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Wed

28

Aug

2019

Egyptian Vulture Tizón continues to surprise us with his movements

Tizón in NP Monfragüe - picture taken in 2018 (c) Ángel Sanchez
Tizón in NP Monfragüe - picture taken in 2018 (c) Ángel Sanchez
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Tue

27

Aug

2019

Together we can save vultures

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Fri

23

Aug

2019

International cooperation returned Griffon Vulture Dobrila home

Dobrila (c) Zoran Karic
Dobrila (c) Zoran Karic
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Thu

22

Aug

2019

Portuguese Action Plan for the Conservation of Necrophagous Birds finally published in Diário da República

Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Svetoslav Spasov
Egyptian Vulture in flight (c) Svetoslav Spasov
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Wed

21

Aug

2019

Exchanging knowledge for breeding Cinereous Vultures

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Tue

20

Aug

2019

The Bearded Vultures in the Grands Causses are travelling further and further

Cévennes in flight (c) Bruno Berthémy
Cévennes in flight (c) Bruno Berthémy
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Sat

17

Aug

2019

New feeding station in Serbia aims to improve food opportunities for vultures

Building the feeding station in Pešter (c) Milorad Babic
Building the feeding station in Pešter (c) Milorad Babic
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