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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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Wed

26

Jun

2019

What have the LIFE GYPCONNECT Bearded Vultures been up to since their release into the wild?

Mistral with his news friends (c) Alain Hérault.
Mistral with his news friends (c) Alain Hérault.
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Tue

25

Jun

2019

Egyptian Vultures are losing their reign in the Balkans

Egyptian Vulture at Kotel Mountain (c) Hristo Peshev
Egyptian Vulture at Kotel Mountain (c) Hristo Peshev
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Mon

24

Jun

2019

The mystery of the Cinereous Vulture spotted in Latvia

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Fri

21

Jun

2019

Catastrophic blow for conservation: 600+ vultures fatally poisoned across Africa within two weeks

Illustrative photo (c) Nic Proust
Illustrative photo (c) Nic Proust
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Thu

20

Jun

2019

Final releases of Bearded Vultures in the LIFE GYPCONNECT project for 2019

Presenting one of the captive-bred Bearded Vultures to the public (c) Q. Martinez - Parc Naturel Regional des Baronnies Provençales
Presenting one of the captive-bred Bearded Vultures to the public (c) Q. Martinez - Parc Naturel Regional des Baronnies Provençales
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Wed

19

Jun

2019

Latest victims of irresponsible human activities

The dead Cinereous vulture (c) Colectivo Azálvaro
The dead Cinereous vulture (c) Colectivo Azálvaro
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Tue

18

Jun

2019

Securing the future of vultures in Israel

Egyptian and Griffon Vulture chicks (c) Erez Erlichman
Egyptian and Griffon Vulture chicks (c) Erez Erlichman
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Mon

17

Jun

2019

Griffon Vulture pays a rare visit to Romania

The Griffon Vulture in Dumitresti village
The Griffon Vulture in Dumitresti village
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Sat

15

Jun

2019

New hope for Egyptian Vultures as eggs keep on hatching at the Green Balkans' Rescue centre

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Fri

14

Jun

2019

Mass poisoning kills at least 27 vultures in Zululand

16 of the 27 poisoned vulture carcasses recently discovered in Zululand - Image Supplied
16 of the 27 poisoned vulture carcasses recently discovered in Zululand - Image Supplied
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Thu

13

Jun

2019

Wildlife crime expert, Dr Iñigo Fajardo, is giving a keynote presentation at the European Vulture Conference

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Wed

12

Jun

2019

Closer to reintroducing Cinereous Vulture population in Bulgaria as the second group arrives

The Cinereous Vultures at their new home at the Green Balkans Rescue Centre
The Cinereous Vultures at their new home at the Green Balkans Rescue Centre
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Mon

10

Jun

2019

Two Bearded Vultures released to help boost the population on Corsica

Bearded Vultures Cintu and Orba during the public presentation on Monday 10 June
Bearded Vultures Cintu and Orba during the public presentation on Monday 10 June
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Sat

08

Jun

2019

Two young Bearded Vultures are the new inhabitants of Tinença de Benifassà (Spain)

Our Bearded vulture captive breeding manager, Alejandro Llopis Dell, presenting one of the vultures (c) VCF
Our Bearded vulture captive breeding manager, Alejandro Llopis Dell, presenting one of the vultures (c) VCF
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Fri

07

Jun

2019

Reintroducing Cinereous Vultures to Bulgaria - the second transportation from Spain

One of the ten Cinereous Vultures (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
One of the ten Cinereous Vultures (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Thu

06

Jun

2019

Bearded Vulture returns to the French countryside after a year in recovery

The return of Bearded Vulture Elizabeth to the wild (c) Hegalaldia Rescue Centre
The return of Bearded Vulture Elizabeth to the wild (c) Hegalaldia Rescue Centre
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Wed

05

Jun

2019

How do vultures contribute to our environment?

Griffon and Egyptian Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Griffon and Egyptian Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

04

Jun

2019

Vulture Research Update: May 2019

Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Mon

03

Jun

2019

Griffon Vulture Kupala rescued and released twice

Griffon Vulture Kupala (c) L. Gerlinde Hillebrand
Griffon Vulture Kupala (c) L. Gerlinde Hillebrand
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Sat

01

Jun

2019

Egyptian vultures Sara and Tobia finally returned to Italy

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Sat

01

Jun

2019

New project combats illegal vulture body parts trade in Nigeria

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

31

May

2019

Griffon Vulture conservation actions in Sardinia attracted Egyptian Vultures

Egyptian Vulture feeding in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Egyptian Vulture feeding in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Thu

30

May

2019

First flights of freedom for captive-bred Egyptian Vultures in Bulgaria

One of the captive-bred Egyptian Vultures photographed at a feeding station after their release
One of the captive-bred Egyptian Vultures photographed at a feeding station after their release
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Wed

29

May

2019

Dr Patricia Mateo-Tomás, a specialist in vulture and human connections, is our latest keynote speaker at the European Vulture Conference

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Tue

28

May

2019

The mystery of Egyptian Vulture Douro's lost GPS transmitter

Egyptian Vulture Douro's transmitter (c) Antonio Monteiro
Egyptian Vulture Douro's transmitter (c) Antonio Monteiro
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Mon

27

May

2019

Second year of releases in the Europe’s latest Bearded Vulture reintroduction project in Spain’s Maestrazgo region

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Sun

26

May

2019

Report published from our Spanish practical training course supporting Balkan colleagues fight illegal wildlife poisoning

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Sat

25

May

2019

Harshest wildlife poisoning penalty in Spain's history

Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
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Fri

24

May

2019

Two young Bearded Vultures begin their new adventure after being released in the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors in the French pre-Alps

One of the young Bearded Vultures presented to the crowd ahead of his release into the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors (C)  Pascal Conche
One of the young Bearded Vultures presented to the crowd ahead of his release into the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors (C) Pascal Conche
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Thu

23

May

2019

Griffon Vulture in Corsica falls victim to severe lead poisoning

X-ray showing two bullets and an ingested unknown metallic item (c) Cerba Vet
X-ray showing two bullets and an ingested unknown metallic item (c) Cerba Vet
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Wed

22

May

2019

Opportunity to present your work alongside leading vulture conservationists

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Tue

21

May

2019

Two Bearded Vultures set to be released into the wild in Andalucia on Thursday 23 May

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Tue

21

May

2019

Europe’s largest vulture spotted on an epic journey to northern Europe all the way from Spain

Cinereous Vulture Brínzola spotted in Belgium (c) Wouter Van Gasse
Cinereous Vulture Brínzola spotted in Belgium (c) Wouter Van Gasse
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Mon

20

May

2019

Fantastic breeding results for Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria’s Eastern Rhodope Mountains

Monitoring breeding Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains (c) Dobromir Dobrev
Monitoring breeding Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains (c) Dobromir Dobrev
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Sun

19

May

2019

Report from ground-breaking Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop published

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Fri

17

May

2019

Mass poisoning nearly wipes out Griffon Vulture population in Golan Heights

Eight Griffon Vultures found poisoned in the Golan Heights (c) Dudu Pils/Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Eight Griffon Vultures found poisoned in the Golan Heights (c) Dudu Pils/Israel Nature and Parks Authority
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Thu

16

May

2019

Bearded Vulture releases continue in LIFE GYPCONNECT project in France on Saturday 18 May

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Wed

15

May

2019

Prof. Ran Nathan, pioneer of understanding the ecology of vulture movements, is one of our headline speakers at the European Vulture Conference 2019

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Mon

13

May

2019

The continued adventures of the reintroduced Bulgarian Cinereous Vultures

A camera trap photo of the curious reintroduced Cinereous Vultures of Bulgaria who take apart camera traps
A camera trap photo of the curious reintroduced Cinereous Vultures of Bulgaria who take apart camera traps
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Sun

12

May

2019

Three captive-bred Bearded Vultures released into the wild in France kicking off the 2019 Bearded Vulture Release Season

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Thu

09

May

2019

Three young Egyptian Vultures are on their way to freedom in Bulgaria

A young Egyptian Vulture donated by Jerez Zoo in Spain being transported to the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre ahead of its release into the wild (c) Green Balkans
A young Egyptian Vulture donated by Jerez Zoo in Spain being transported to the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre ahead of its release into the wild (c) Green Balkans
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Wed

08

May

2019

The Annual Alpine Griffon Vulture count taking place on Saturday 17 August

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Tue

07

May

2019

Captive-bred Egyptian Vulture Sara continues her travels as she reaches Italy after her first migration

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