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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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Mon

06

May

2019

Latest edition of Alpine Bearded Vulture news bulletin infoGipeto published

Young Bearded Vulture in the Italian Alps
Young Bearded Vulture in the Italian Alps
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Sat

04

May

2019

Spanish anti-poison professionals welcome Balkan colleagues for a two day training course

Colleagues from Spain leading a practical workshop to identify wildlife poisoning as part of our Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning workshop with a Griffon Vulture that died of natural causes
Colleagues from Spain leading a practical workshop to identify wildlife poisoning as part of our Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning workshop with a Griffon Vulture that died of natural causes
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Fri

03

May

2019

First Bearded Vulture release on Monday 6 May - join us in France

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Wed

01

May

2019

Cinereous Vultures on the move across the Balkan Peninsula

Riga, the Cinereous Vulture photographed in Albania (c) Brano Rudić
Riga, the Cinereous Vulture photographed in Albania (c) Brano Rudić
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Mon

29

Apr

2019

The 2019 Bearded Vulture release season kicks off in France

Local school children attending the public ceremony of the release of a captive-bred Bearded Vulture in Spain
Local school children attending the public ceremony of the release of a captive-bred Bearded Vulture in Spain
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Sat

27

Apr

2019

First keynote speakers for the European Vulture Conference announced

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Fri

26

Apr

2019

Will Captive-bred Egyptian Vulture Sara Cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy?

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Wed

24

Apr

2019

Breeding success for ANOTHER pair of Bearded Vultures in the French pre-Pyrenees

The first  Bearded Vulture chick born in Aude in the eastern French pre-Pyrenees in 2016 could be joinned by another chick this year
The first Bearded Vulture chick born in Aude in the eastern French pre-Pyrenees in 2016 could be joinned by another chick this year
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Mon

22

Apr

2019

GPS transmitter helps locate and rescue injured Cinereous Vulture in Portugal

Cinereous Vulture in the transport box for the CERAS after its capture in the Natural Park of the Serra de São Mamede (c) O. Urbano
Cinereous Vulture in the transport box for the CERAS after its capture in the Natural Park of the Serra de São Mamede (c) O. Urbano
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Sun

21

Apr

2019

Lots of Bearded Vulture (Easter) eggs this year - a bumper breeding season

A young chick from Ostrava Zoo
A young chick from Ostrava Zoo
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Sat

20

Apr

2019

Which Egyptian Vulture won the race back to the Balkans?

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Thu

18

Apr

2019

Another Griffon Vulture detained as a 'spy' in the Middle East

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Wed

17

Apr

2019

Farming for vultures: the results from the LIFE+ Feeding Scavengers project

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Sun

14

Apr

2019

Bearded Vulture chicks take flight a little earlier than planned

The two Bearded Vulture chicks from Estonia's Tallinn Zoo in their travel cases
The two Bearded Vulture chicks from Estonia's Tallinn Zoo in their travel cases
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Fri

12

Apr

2019

Portugal reaffirms its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning

Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
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Tue

09

Apr

2019

The adventures of Croatian Griffon Vulture Kvarner continues

Griffon Vulture Kvarner caught in flight during their travels in Italy (c) JU PRIRODA
Griffon Vulture Kvarner caught in flight during their travels in Italy (c) JU PRIRODA
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Mon

08

Apr

2019

The silent killer strikes across Greece with multiple vultures reported dead over the last two months

A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
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Sat

06

Apr

2019

Spanish and Moroccan ornithologists collaborate for major survey of raptors in Morocco

The survey team in Morocco (c) ICUN
The survey team in Morocco (c) ICUN
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Thu

04

Apr

2019

Latest edition of France’s Vautours Info published

A Cinereous and Griffon Vulture
A Cinereous and Griffon Vulture
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Tue

02

Apr

2019

The Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning Workshop, Serbia, 8-10 April 2019

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Mon

01

Apr

2019

Illegal wildlife poisoning in Montenegro kills a pair of breeding Golden Eagles

One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
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Thu

28

Mar

2019

Four more Cinereous Vultures released into the wild in historic reintroduction project in Bulgaria

One of the Cinereous Vultures released in the Balkan Mountains (C) Green Balkans
One of the Cinereous Vultures released in the Balkan Mountains (C) Green Balkans
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Wed

27

Mar

2019

Five out of five vultures return to the Douro Canyon on Portugal-Spain border from Africa

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Tue

26

Mar

2019

The Race for Vultures Champions of the Flyway 24 hour birding race begins

Team VCF at the stat of the Champions of the Flyway 2019 birding race led by Hans Pohlman
Team VCF at the stat of the Champions of the Flyway 2019 birding race led by Hans Pohlman
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Mon

25

Mar

2019

Ahead of the 2019 Egyptian Vulture breeding season in France let's look back at the results from the 2018 season

Egyptian Vulture Humboldt returning to the French Pyrenees from his 2019 Spring migration
Egyptian Vulture Humboldt returning to the French Pyrenees from his 2019 Spring migration
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Thu

21

Mar

2019

Second pair of Cinereous Vultures begins nesting in artificial platform in the Douro Canyon

Artifical nest constructed for Cinereous Vultures (c) José Jambas/Oriolus
Artifical nest constructed for Cinereous Vultures (c) José Jambas/Oriolus
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Wed

20

Mar

2019

Report from the International Workshop of Vultures and Veterinary Drugs

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Tue

19

Mar

2019

Join us in Portugal for the European Vulture Conference 2019

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Fri

15

Mar

2019

First wild born Bearded Vulture in Andalucia returns to the region

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Thu

14

Mar

2019

New report highlights the continued threat of illegal killing to vultures in Albania

Griffon Vulture in north Albania trapped and kept as a pet (c) Albanian Ornithological Society
Griffon Vulture in north Albania trapped and kept as a pet (c) Albanian Ornithological Society
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Tue

12

Mar

2019

Record number of breeding pairs of Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria

A nesting pair of Griffon Vultures at the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Bulgaria (c) Green Balkans
A nesting pair of Griffon Vultures at the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park, Bulgaria (c) Green Balkans
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Mon

11

Mar

2019

Announcing the 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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Mon

11

Mar

2019

Europe's Vultures Need You - new job vacancy at the Vulture Conservation Foundation

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Fri

08

Mar

2019

Operation AntiTox tackling illegal wildlife poisoning in Spain

The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
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Thu

07

Mar

2019

Poisoning incident in North Macedonia tests new protocols to fight the crime

An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
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Wed

06

Mar

2019

Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria’s Kresna Gorge continue to make a comeback

One of the tagged Griffon Vultures at Kresna Gorge  (c) Hristo Peshev
One of the tagged Griffon Vultures at Kresna Gorge (c) Hristo Peshev
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Mon

04

Mar

2019

Carrying out a post-mortem is essential in understanding vulture mortality

Veterinarian Florence Buronfosse-Roque carrying out a post-mortem on a Cinereous Vulture
Veterinarian Florence Buronfosse-Roque carrying out a post-mortem on a Cinereous Vulture
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Fri

01

Mar

2019

Bearded Vulture found dead in Turkey, but what killed this bird?

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Thu

28

Feb

2019

The LIFE Rupis International Meeting sharing good practice in Egyptian Vulture conservation

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Wed

27

Feb

2019

Cinereous Vulture Ostrava found dead in Greece

Cinereous Vulture Ostrava (c) Hristo Peshev
Cinereous Vulture Ostrava (c) Hristo Peshev
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Mon

25

Feb

2019

Team VCF need your help to protect Africa’s vultures

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Fri

22

Feb

2019

Third wild breeding pair of Bearded Vultures confirmed in Andalucia

One of the breeding Bearded Vultures pair in Andalucia
One of the breeding Bearded Vultures pair in Andalucia
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Thu

21

Feb

2019

Europe’s Griffon Vultures begin the egg laying in the 2019 breeding season

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Wed

20

Feb

2019

Where did the Bearded Vultures that were On The Move end up?

The pair of Bearded Vultures from Latvia's Riga Zoo in their new home at the Vallcalent Specialised Breeding Centre in Spain
The pair of Bearded Vultures from Latvia's Riga Zoo in their new home at the Vallcalent Specialised Breeding Centre in Spain
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Mon

18

Feb

2019

Record number of young Cinereous Vultures fledge the nest in Andalusia in 2018 for a second year

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Sat

16

Feb

2019

Spring migration is underway for LIFE Rupis Egyptian Vultures

Egyptian Vuture in flight (c) Boris Belchev
Egyptian Vuture in flight (c) Boris Belchev
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Thu

14

Feb

2019

Dating the Cinereous Vulture way - helping captive birds find love

A pair of Cinereous Vultures in Belgium's Planckendael Zoo
A pair of Cinereous Vultures in Belgium's Planckendael Zoo
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Wed

13

Feb

2019

The International Workshop on Vultures & Veterinary Drugs

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Tue

12

Feb

2019

Vulture Research Update: December 2018 - January 2019

In this research update we summarise articles about research that identifies priority areas for vulture conservation; a cutting-edge study that investigates how Griffon Vultures watch each other to inform flight decisions; a global review of the effects of tracking devices on individual birds; and an article that investigates how farming practices might expose vultures to veterinary drugs.    

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