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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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Fri

16

Aug

2019

Deadly fall of Bearded Vulture Monna from the LIFE GypConnect releases

Monna (c) Berthemy
Monna (c) Berthemy
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Wed

14

Aug

2019

Be a conservationist for a day and count Europe’s rarest vulture on International Observation Day 12 October 2019

Observers during IOD (c)Timia Sanchez
Observers during IOD (c)Timia Sanchez
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Tue

13

Aug

2019

Four captive-bred Egyptian Vultures released into the wild in Bulgaria

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Sat

10

Aug

2019

André Botha will give a keynote presentation on vulture conservation in Africa during the European Vulture Conference

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Fri

09

Aug

2019

Two Cinereous Vultures are the new inhabitants of the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria

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Thu

08

Aug

2019

Continuing our monitoring efforts to understand Egyptian Vulture behaviour in the Douro (Spain-Portugal border)

One of the young Egyptian Vultures recently tagged with a GPS transmitter (c) Carlos Pacheco ATN/António Monteiro ICNF
One of the young Egyptian Vultures recently tagged with a GPS transmitter (c) Carlos Pacheco ATN/António Monteiro ICNF
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Wed

07

Aug

2019

Catching up with the Bearded Vultures we released in Maestrazgo

Amic spotted in Viniegra de Arriba (Rioja) on 7 July (c) Alvaro Camiña
Amic spotted in Viniegra de Arriba (Rioja) on 7 July (c) Alvaro Camiña
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Tue

06

Aug

2019

Recent training to treat poisoning cases at the Albania Anti-poisoning Centre - a project supported by the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project Small Grants Programme

Recent wildlife poisoning training at the Albania Anti-poisoning Centre (c) Royal Albania Foundation
Recent wildlife poisoning training at the Albania Anti-poisoning Centre (c) Royal Albania Foundation
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Sat

03

Aug

2019

Update on summer movements of LIFE Rupis Egyptian Vultures: July 2019

Fitting Douro with a GPS transmitter in 2017 (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
Fitting Douro with a GPS transmitter in 2017 (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Thu

01

Aug

2019

Announcing the Scientific Programme of the European Vulture Conference

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Wed

31

Jul

2019

Monitoring the recently reintroduced Bearded vultures in Maestrazgo: An expert's account

(c) VCF
(c) VCF
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Tue

30

Jul

2019

Releasing Cinereous vultures on Tuesday 6 August – join us in Kotel, Bulgaria

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Fri

26

Jul

2019

Recent separate mass poisonings in Kruger Park (South Africa) and Enugu State (Nigeria) lead to 150+ vulture deaths

(c) Wikimedia Commons/Dinesh Bisen
(c) Wikimedia Commons/Dinesh Bisen
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Thu

25

Jul

2019

Let's be clear, objective and factual: Vultures do not normally kill cattle and are very useful for the livestock breeder

Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Wed

24

Jul

2019

Reintroduced Bearded Vulture Buisson from LIFE GYPCONNECT dies due to electrocution

Bearded Vulture Buisson (c) Florian Buisson
Bearded Vulture Buisson (c) Florian Buisson
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Tue

23

Jul

2019

Five Griffon Vultures tagged in Western Iberia to reveal feeding behaviour

Griffon Vulture feeding (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vulture feeding (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sat

20

Jul

2019

4 Vultures - Photography Contest

Cinereous Vultures and Griffon Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vultures and Griffon Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Thu

18

Jul

2019

All together for Vultures: Immediate action prevents possible wind turbine collision for Cinereous Vulture Carrascalinho in Spain

 Cinereous Vulture Carrascalinho (c) João Tomás
Cinereous Vulture Carrascalinho (c) João Tomás
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Wed

17

Jul

2019

How many Bearded Vulture breeding pairs are there currently in the Alps and on Corsica?

Bearded Vulture breeding trio from Bargy in the French Alps (c) Alain Towner
Bearded Vulture breeding trio from Bargy in the French Alps (c) Alain Towner
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Tue

16

Jul

2019

Restoring natural feeding scenarios for Cinereous Vultures in Spain

Cinereous Vulture feeding (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture feeding (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Mon

15

Jul

2019

Are you cycling at the Tour de France? Keep your eyes open for Bearded Vultures

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

13

Jul

2019

Following the movements of yet another Portuguese Cinereous Vulture

The recently tagged Cinereous Vulture (c) LPN
The recently tagged Cinereous Vulture (c) LPN
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Fri

12

Jul

2019

Griffon Vulture Kvarner enjoys his freedom and adventures once again

Kvarner enjoying his freedom after the release (c) Mario Romano
Kvarner enjoying his freedom after the release (c) Mario Romano
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Thu

11

Jul

2019

California has done it for their condors - Can Europe follow suit and ban lead ammunition for our vultures too?

California condor (c) Scott Frier
California condor (c) Scott Frier
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Wed

10

Jul

2019

Our latest keynote speaker at the European Vulture Conference, Dr Steffen Oppel, will discuss Egyptian Vulture threats and conservation strategies

Egyptian Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Egyptian Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

09

Jul

2019

LIFE RE-Vultures can now track the movements of two more juvenile Griffon Vultures

Juvenile Griffon Vultures often reach Syria, Israel Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. (c) AtanasDelchev/BSPB
Juvenile Griffon Vultures often reach Syria, Israel Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. (c) AtanasDelchev/BSPB
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Sat

06

Jul

2019

Where did the reintroduced Bulgarian Cinereous Vultures travel next?

Cinereous Vulture with Griffon Vultures (c) Hristo Peshev/FWFF
Cinereous Vulture with Griffon Vultures (c) Hristo Peshev/FWFF
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Fri

05

Jul

2019

We reintroduced a record of 22 Bearded Vultures into the wild to help boost local populations

Release in Grand Causses 6 May 2019
Release in Grand Causses 6 May 2019
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Thu

04

Jul

2019

First recorded fatality from lead poisoning for Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria

The dead Griffon Vulture (c) BSPB
The dead Griffon Vulture (c) BSPB
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Wed

03

Jul

2019

The many challenges and adventures of the recently released Egyptian Vultures in Bulgaria

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Tue

02

Jul

2019

Thirteen more Griffon Vultures are freed in Sardinia

One of the released Griffon Vultures (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
One of the released Griffon Vultures (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Fri

28

Jun

2019

Fighting poison in the Balkans - Annoucing the successful projects funded through 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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Thu

27

Jun

2019

Keynote Speaker, Dr Olivier Duriez, will discuss the flight and foraging decision making in Griffon Vultures at the European Vulture Conference

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