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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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Sun

12

Apr

2020

Watch: Griffon Vulture chick hatching in Green Balkans' Centre for the second time in history!

The parents looking after the newly hatched chick (c) Green Balkans
The parents looking after the newly hatched chick (c) Green Balkans
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Fri

10

Apr

2020

Research review: recent study describes the movements of Bearded Vultures in the Himalayas

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

09

Apr

2020

Together for Bearded Vultures — taking measures to tackle COVID-19 issues

Feeding a Bearded Vulture chick (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Feeding a Bearded Vulture chick (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Wed

08

Apr

2020

The actions against illegal wildlife poisoning in Croatia

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

07

Apr

2020

Latest newsletter of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group

Egyptian and Griffon Vulture (c) Atanas Delchev
Egyptian and Griffon Vulture (c) Atanas Delchev
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Mon

06

Apr

2020

How are the released Griffon Vultures doing in Sardinia?

Griffon Vulture released in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Griffon Vulture released in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Sun

05

Apr

2020

Reintroduced Cinereous Vultures form a pair in Bulgaria for the first time since the species extinction

Balkan and VCF Know-How (c) Green Balkans
Balkan and VCF Know-How (c) Green Balkans
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Sat

04

Apr

2020

The Vulture Conservation Foundation is hiring a Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Assistant

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Fri

03

Apr

2020

A new project in Albania nurses poisoned wildlife back to health

(c) RAF
(c) RAF
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Thu

02

Apr

2020

Vulture Island Trilogy: Celebrating vultures through storytelling

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Wed

01

Apr

2020

Two Griffon Vultures from Rhodope Mountains embark on a long trip to Saudi Arabia

Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Bogdan Boev
Griffon Vulture in flight (c) Bogdan Boev
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Tue

31

Mar

2020

Research review: Intensive monitoring reveals interesting parenting behaviours of Egyptian Vultures during the nesting cycle

Egyptian Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Egyptian Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Mon

30

Mar

2020

Reintroduced Cinereous Vulture Extramadura killed by electrocution in Bulgaria

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Sun

29

Mar

2020

Research review: New study illustrates how larger vulture species and older individuals are most dominant when competing at carcasses

Cinereous and Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous and Griffon Vultures (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sat

28

Mar

2020

The journey of Cinereous Vulture Brínzola comes to a tragic end after a year of many adventures

Rescuing Brínzola (c) Egil Ween
Rescuing Brínzola (c) Egil Ween
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Fri

27

Mar

2020

Four Egyptian Vultures are back on our radar - will they migrate back to Europe?

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Thu

26

Mar

2020

Bearded Vulture Adonis returned to Grands Causses and paired...with another male

Bearded Vulture Adonis photographed in August (c) Florian Durand
Bearded Vulture Adonis photographed in August (c) Florian Durand
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Wed

25

Mar

2020

Watch: From extinction to recolonisation to reproduction - the return of the Cinereous Vulture in Portugal

Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Tue

24

Mar

2020

Cinereous Vultures started mating in Bulgaria again!

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Mon

23

Mar

2020

Bearded Vulture hatches in Picos de Europa for the first time in nearly seven decades

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

21

Mar

2020

Watch: The final push - the hatching of a Bearded Vulture chick

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Fri

20

Mar

2020

Prevent poisoning: leave lead ammunition to history

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

19

Mar

2020

Life, vultures and COVID19 – we live in a brand-new world

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Thu

19

Mar

2020

GPS tracking of Griffon Vultures helps prepare a better future for scavenger birds in the Côa Valley

Griffon Vultures (c) Juan Carlos Munoz/Rewilding Europe
Griffon Vultures (c) Juan Carlos Munoz/Rewilding Europe
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Wed

18

Mar

2020

Operation "Save chick Ryan": transportation of Bearded Vulture before Spain's COVID-19 lockdown

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Tue

17

Mar

2020

A letter from 1791 takes us back in time to see how the Bearded Vulture was perceived in Switzerland during that period

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Mon

16

Mar

2020

Griffon Vultures in Messolonghi, Greece, tagged with GPS transmitters to track their movements and help tackle wildlife poisoning

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Sun

15

Mar

2020

IUCN's Vulture Specialist Group position on the role of vultures in disease transmission

Bearded Vulture (c) AmandaGuercio
Bearded Vulture (c) AmandaGuercio
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Sat

14

Mar

2020

Research review: A review of secondary pentobarbital poisoning in scavenging wildlife, companion animals and captive carnivores

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

13

Mar

2020

Two reintroduced Bearded Vultures observed and identified in the wild again

Gerlinde (c)  Romain Barou
Gerlinde (c) Romain Barou
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Thu

12

Mar

2020

Bearded Vulture chicks in Andalucia are hatching both in the wild and in captivity!

Ochoa - the fourth Bearded Vulture chick to hatch in Guadalentin in 2020
Ochoa - the fourth Bearded Vulture chick to hatch in Guadalentin in 2020
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Wed

11

Mar

2020

The Cinereous Vulture Barnabie has a new mission in life

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Tue

10

Mar

2020

Egyptian Vulture Faia is the first LIFE Rupis bird to safely cross the Strait of Gibraltar on her way back home this spring

(c) VCF
(c) VCF
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Mon

09

Mar

2020

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

Bearded Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Bearded Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Sun

08

Mar

2020

New records for the rare Cinereous Vulture in the Central Balkan and Vrachanski Balkan

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Sat

07

Mar

2020

Griffon Vulture with transmitter found dead in the Eastern Rhodopes

(c) Nikolay Terziev/ BSPP
(c) Nikolay Terziev/ BSPP
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Fri

06

Mar

2020

Recent illegal wildlife poisoning in Serbia kills birds and mammals

(c) BPSSS
(c) BPSSS
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Thu

05

Mar

2020

Vulture conservation disaster in Guinea Bissau is nearing 1000 vulture fatalities

The Critically Endangered Hooded vulture seems to be the most affected species from this incident © Jacob Bahar
The Critically Endangered Hooded vulture seems to be the most affected species from this incident © Jacob Bahar
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Wed

04

Mar

2020

Intentional poisoning of wildlife is now a crime in Albania

(c) AOS
(c) AOS
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Tue

03

Mar

2020

#WorldWildlifeDay: Together we can save vultures - how the Bearded Vulture is returning to its former range in Europe

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

01

Mar

2020

Get to know Mort - the vulture protagonist of this new children's book

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Sat

29

Feb

2020

Possibly the highest Bearded Vulture nest at almost 5000 metres altitude discovered in the Himalayas

The highest Bearded Vulture nest officially recorded (c) Cesáreo Punzano/Francisco Montoro
The highest Bearded Vulture nest officially recorded (c) Cesáreo Punzano/Francisco Montoro
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Fri

28

Feb

2020

A vulture conservation disaster: over 600 vultures dead across Guinea-Bissau with death toll continually increasing

Dead Hooded vulture/illustrative © André Botha
Dead Hooded vulture/illustrative © André Botha
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Thu

27

Feb

2020

Watch what it takes to breed a Bearded Vulture in captivity

(c) VCF
(c) VCF
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Wed

26

Feb

2020

The VCF at the CoP13 of the Convention for Migratory Species

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Tue

25

Feb

2020

The Griffon Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes reached nearly 100 pairs

Griffon Vultures © Plamen Dobrev
Griffon Vultures © Plamen Dobrev
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Mon

24

Feb

2020

Vulture winter wonderland in the ‘Sinite Kamani’ Nature Park

Vulture aviary (c) Green Balkans
Vulture aviary (c) Green Balkans
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Sat

22

Feb

2020

The latest addition to the captive Bearded Vulture family - say hello to BG1057

Bearded Vulture BG1057 (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vulture BG1057 (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Fri

21

Feb

2020

Research review: New study demonstrates that human-modified landscapes increase mortality risk for Griffon Vultures

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

20

Feb

2020

Vulture MsAP Strategic Implementation Plan Launched

African White-backed Vulture (c) Andre Botha
African White-backed Vulture (c) Andre Botha
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Wed

19

Feb

2020

How LIFE GypConnect is reintroducing the Bearded Vulture to Baronnies

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Tue

18

Feb

2020

Griffon Vulture pair laid a second egg in Green Balkans' centre!

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Sun

16

Feb

2020

Guidelines for feeding Bearded Vultures in captivity are now also available in Bulgarian and Russian

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Sat

15

Feb

2020

Recent wildlife poisoning in Croatia left many animal casualties

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

14

Feb

2020

Mass poisoning causes a heavy blow to the largest colony of Griffon Vultures in mainland Greece

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Thu

13

Feb

2020

Yet another Portuguese Cinereous Vulture returned to the wild after rescue and rehabilitation

(c) RIAS
(c) RIAS
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