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Wed

24

Feb

2021

The Griffon Vulture returns as a breeding species in Morocco after 40 years of absence!

Griffon Vulture in flight/illustrative  © Nello Petito
Griffon Vulture in flight/illustrative © Nello Petito
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Tue

23

Feb

2021

A peek into the early days of a newly-hatched Griffon Vulture chick in Bulgaria

© Green Balkans
© Green Balkans
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Mon

22

Feb

2021

WATCH: Documentary recounts the work conducted in the scope of the LIFE Egyptian Vulture project in Italy and the Canary Islands

Egyptian Vulture Clint when he was a day old/ illustrative (c) CERM / LIFE Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture Clint when he was a day old/ illustrative (c) CERM / LIFE Egyptian Vulture
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Fri

19

Feb

2021

Dutch zoo Dierenrijk donates Griffon Vulture to the reintroduction project in Bulgaria!

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Thu

18

Feb

2021

Reintroduced in France, electrocuted in Italy: Young Bearded Vulture Palo-Pala meets tragic end

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Wed

17

Feb

2021

WATCH: Human keepers and Bearded Vulture mum rear newly hatched captive-bred chick in Andalusia

The Bearded Vulture chick was nicknamed 'Attenborough' in honour of the British naturalist © Pakillo Rodríguez
The Bearded Vulture chick was nicknamed 'Attenborough' in honour of the British naturalist © Pakillo Rodríguez
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Tue

16

Feb

2021

The breeding season of reintroduced Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria has already begun with the first incubating pairs observed

Griffons and a Cinereous Vulture recently photographed at Vrachanski Balkan © Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
Griffons and a Cinereous Vulture recently photographed at Vrachanski Balkan © Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Mon

15

Feb

2021

Griffon Vulture population in Cyprus remains stable according to latest census

Griffon Vulture photographed during the census © Eleni Karatzia/ Vulture Conservation Foundation
Griffon Vulture photographed during the census © Eleni Karatzia/ Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Sat

13

Feb

2021

Most recent GPS movements of 58 Bearded Vultures across seven important European regions

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

12

Feb

2021

Three Griffon Vultures released in Messolonghi symbolic of 1821 Greek liberation

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Thu

11

Feb

2021

Bearded Vultures in the Alps are busy with the new breeding season

Bearded Vultures in flight (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Bearded Vultures in flight (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Wed

10

Feb

2021

Prepare for Cuteness Overload: Introducing Europe's first Bearded Vulture siblings of this breeding season

Hand-rearing the second chick in the first few days © Sigrid Kubka-Frey
Hand-rearing the second chick in the first few days © Sigrid Kubka-Frey
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Tue

09

Feb

2021

Bolivia has 35 less Andean Condors following suspected mass poisoning incident

One of the dead Andean Condors © Bioparque Urbano
One of the dead Andean Condors © Bioparque Urbano
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Sat

06

Feb

2021

LIFE with Vultures Cyprus objectives for 2021: Tackling vulture threats, improving food availability and restocking threatened population

Griffon Vulture Kostis in the aviary before its release © Eleni Karatzia/ Vulture Conservation Foundation
Griffon Vulture Kostis in the aviary before its release © Eleni Karatzia/ Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Fri

05

Feb

2021

First Griffon Vulture equipped with GPS tag as part of an innovative project to track illegal wildlife poisoning across seven Balkan countries

Releasing the tagged Griffon Vulture EXTREME back to the wild © FWFF
Releasing the tagged Griffon Vulture EXTREME back to the wild © FWFF
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Wed

03

Feb

2021

Most vulture mortality cases in the Douro between 2015-2019 related to illegal wildlife poisoning

Inspecting the remains of poisoned Egyptian Vultures in 2018 © ICNF
Inspecting the remains of poisoned Egyptian Vultures in 2018 © ICNF
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Tue

02

Feb

2021

Most recent results from the release techniques of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes

Egyptian Vulture Deni released through hacking © Egyptian Vulture New LIFE
Egyptian Vulture Deni released through hacking © Egyptian Vulture New LIFE
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Sat

30

Jan

2021

Progress review of LIFE with Vultures Cyprus

© Silvio A. Rusmigo
© Silvio A. Rusmigo
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Fri

29

Jan

2021

Meet Europe's first Bearded Vulture chick of 2021

The first Bearded Vulture chick that hatched Europe in 2021 © Hans Frey
The first Bearded Vulture chick that hatched Europe in 2021 © Hans Frey
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Thu

28

Jan

2021

At least 34 Critically Endangered vultures recently killed from suspected mass poisoning in India

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Wed

27

Jan

2021

Rescuing a young Griffon Vulture and live streaming a pair's breeding behaviour in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria

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Tue

26

Jan

2021

Bruma — another Cinereous Vulture rescued, tagged and released in Portugal

Release of Bruma © Rias
Release of Bruma © Rias
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Sat

23

Jan

2021

Meet Emslie's Vulture: The new vulture species identified from fossils in Cuba

Hypothetical reconstruction of Emslie's Vulture  (c) William Suárez
Hypothetical reconstruction of Emslie's Vulture (c) William Suárez
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Fri

22

Jan

2021

How do we boost Bearded Vulture breeding success in captivity to support conservation projects?

Marie Antoinette lays her third egg (c) VCF
Marie Antoinette lays her third egg (c) VCF
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Wed

20

Jan

2021

Wandering Bearded Vulture Pierro continues exploring unusual regions

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Tue

19

Jan

2021

French Egyptian Vulture Buoux that spent much of its life in captivity explores African wintering grounds for the first time

Buoux being rehabilitated © Danièle Bruchet
Buoux being rehabilitated © Danièle Bruchet
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Sat

16

Jan

2021

Raising awareness among local communities in North Macedonia to combat illegal wildlife poisoning

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Fri

15

Jan

2021

Research review: How scientific research has informed Andean condor conservation in South America

Andean condor (c) Gunnar Ries/Creative Commons
Andean condor (c) Gunnar Ries/Creative Commons
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Thu

14

Jan

2021

A Swiss Bearded Vulture resurfaced in Baronnies, France, after nearly two years since last observation

Bearded Vulture Mison recently photographed in Baronnies © G.Foilleret
Bearded Vulture Mison recently photographed in Baronnies © G.Foilleret
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Tue

12

Jan

2021

A record-high number of Griffon Vultures observed overwintering in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria

Griffon Vultures in the Balkan Mountains (c) FWFF
Griffon Vultures in the Balkan Mountains (c) FWFF
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Sun

10

Jan

2021

Bearded Vultures return to Granada, Andalusia, as a breeding species after half a century since their extinction

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Sat

09

Jan

2021

Saving Griffon Vultures in Bulgaria: Our partners rescue a wild bird and welcome the first egg of their captive breeding pair over the holidays

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Fri

08

Jan

2021

On a collision course: 16 Griffon Vultures killed by wind turbines in Aragon, Spain

Some of the Griffon Vultures that died from wind turbine collision in Aragon (c) ANSAR
Some of the Griffon Vultures that died from wind turbine collision in Aragon (c) ANSAR
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Thu

07

Jan

2021

Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro returns to Europe after spending only two months in Africa

Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro in flight after release and map of movements (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro in flight after release and map of movements (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Tue

05

Jan

2021

A new president for the VCF: Daniel Hegglin hands over to Hans Pohlmann

Daniel Hegglin (left) and Hans Pohlmann (right)
Daniel Hegglin (left) and Hans Pohlmann (right)
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Thu

31

Dec

2020

Bearded Vulture "Vigo" is actually "Flysch" from Haute Savoie, and the full history of the bird now published in British Birds

The Bearded Vulture photographed at Howden Moors, UK  © Will Bowell
The Bearded Vulture photographed at Howden Moors, UK © Will Bowell
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Thu

31

Dec

2020

2021 — Together let's work towards a brighter future for the world and vultures

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Wed

30

Dec

2020

WATCH: The story of a young Cypriot Griffon Vulture named Kostis

Griffon Vulture Kostis in the aviary © Silvio A. Rusmigo
Griffon Vulture Kostis in the aviary © Silvio A. Rusmigo
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Tue

29

Dec

2020

Overview of Bearded Vulture conservation in 2020

Releasing Bearded Vultures in the Swiss Alps (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
Releasing Bearded Vultures in the Swiss Alps (c) Hansruedi Weyrich
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Mon

28

Dec

2020

Overview of Griffon Vulture conservation in 2020

Griffon Vultures in flight (c) Nello Petito
Griffon Vultures in flight (c) Nello Petito
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Sun

27

Dec

2020

Overview of Egyptian Vulture conservation in 2020

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

26

Dec

2020

Overview of Cinereous Vulture conservation in 2020

Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
Cinereous Vulture (c) Bruno Berthemy
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Fri

25

Dec

2020

Happy Holidays from the Vulture Conservation Foundation

https://www.4vultures.org/happy-holidays-from-the-vcf-2020/
https://www.4vultures.org/happy-holidays-from-the-vcf-2020/
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Thu

24

Dec

2020

Remembering the illegal wildlife poisoning case that could lead to the first conviction of its kind in Croatia!

The poisoned carcass of the golden eagle (c) BIOM
The poisoned carcass of the golden eagle (c) BIOM
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Wed

23

Dec

2020

One step in the right direction — Hunting licenses suspended in Spanish estate following serious poisoning incident

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Wed

23

Dec

2020

VCF officially acknowledged as a Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) by Dutch Tax Administration

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

22

Dec

2020

Preliminary results from the 2020 International Observation Days for the Bearded Vulture

Bearded Vulture and ibex in Wallis, Switzerland during the IOD 2020 (c) Massimo Prati
Bearded Vulture and ibex in Wallis, Switzerland during the IOD 2020 (c) Massimo Prati
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Sun

20

Dec

2020

GPS and genetic monitoring: Evaluating the connectivity of Bearded Vulture populations between different massifs in France

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

19

Dec

2020

VCF's Alex Llopis receives Tom Cade Award!

Alex Llopis feeding a Bearded Vulture chick © Hansruedi Weyrich
Alex Llopis feeding a Bearded Vulture chick © Hansruedi Weyrich
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Thu

17

Dec

2020

Research Review: Winter movement patterns of the globally endangered Egyptian Vulture in south-western Europe

Egyptian Vulture in Spain (c) Tamara Blazquez Haik
Egyptian Vulture in Spain (c) Tamara Blazquez Haik
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Wed

16

Dec

2020

Farewell Dama: Bearded Vulture breeding female that produced the second-highest number of chicks in captivity dies at 32 years old

The beautiful Bearded Vulture Dama (c) VCF
The beautiful Bearded Vulture Dama (c) VCF
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Tue

15

Dec

2020

Meet the Bearded Vultures that flew above seas and travelled vast distances in 2020

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Mon

14

Dec

2020

The eighth edition of La Plume du Life, the LIFE GYPCONNECT's newsletter, released

Young Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Franziska Loercher
Young Bearded Vulture in flight (c) Franziska Loercher
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Fri

11

Dec

2020

Live Meeting: Let's talk vultures!

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Thu

10

Dec

2020

European vulture comeback boosted by new agreement

Cinereous and Griffon vultures (c) Pilar Oliva
Cinereous and Griffon vultures (c) Pilar Oliva
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Wed

09

Dec

2020

Shot Griffon Vulture from Crete operated upon for the chance to fly in the wild again

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Tue

08

Dec

2020

Research review: Study demonstrates the high risk of lead poisoning in birds of prey, especially Griffon Vultures, in Spain

 (Descalzo et al., 2020)
(Descalzo et al., 2020)
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Mon

07

Dec

2020

Highest-ever number of roosting Griffon Vultures counted in the Rhodope Mountains

Griffon Vulture in flight in the Rhodope Mountains/ Bogdan Boev/Rewilding Europe
Griffon Vulture in flight in the Rhodope Mountains/ Bogdan Boev/Rewilding Europe
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Sat

05

Dec

2020

2020 Annual Griffon Vulture Census in Sardinia shows a gradual increase of individuals

Griffon Vultures in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
Griffon Vultures in Sardinia (c) LIFE Under Griffon Wings
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Fri

04

Dec

2020

The Bearded Vulture egg-laying season in captivity started very early on this time!

Bearded Vulture in Armenia incubating the eggs
Bearded Vulture in Armenia incubating the eggs
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Thu

03

Dec

2020

Two Griffon Vultures left Dresden zoo for a new island life in Sardinia

Griffon Vulture in Dresden Zoo © Ilya Trofimenko
Griffon Vulture in Dresden Zoo © Ilya Trofimenko
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Wed

02

Dec

2020

A successful Kick-off Meeting of the newly launched LIFE project BalkanDetox LIFE

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Tue

01

Dec

2020

Kajazo - a human imprinted Bearded Vulture male 'pairs' with his human keeper to become a foster parent to a chick

Kajazo and Alex © Vulture Conservation Foundation
Kajazo and Alex © Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Fri

27

Nov

2020

Arrival of three Griffon Vultures to the most important Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Centre to help monitor the West Nile Virus threat

One of the Griffon Vultures that arrived at Guadalentín (left) and a Bearded Vulture resident of the Centre (c) Junta de Andalucía
One of the Griffon Vultures that arrived at Guadalentín (left) and a Bearded Vulture resident of the Centre (c) Junta de Andalucía
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Thu

26

Nov

2020

From the Balkans to the Middle East: The vast travels of a wandering Griffon Vulture

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Wed

25

Nov

2020

Call for testimony for Dolomie — the reintroduced Bearded Vulture illegally shot and killed in France

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Tue

24

Nov

2020

More fallow deer relocated in the Eastern Rhodopes to support vulture conservation and broader rewilding goals

(c) Bogdan Boev
(c) Bogdan Boev
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Sat

21

Nov

2020

Bearded Vulture pair built nest in Granada Province for the first time since the reintroduction of the species in Andalusia

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Sat

21

Nov

2020

Released Bearded Vulture Sureau that can no longer fly due to injury has a new mission in life

Transferring Sureau (c) Pascal Orabi
Transferring Sureau (c) Pascal Orabi
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Fri

20

Nov

2020

Kick-off meeting of the BalkanDetox LIFE project

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Wed

18

Nov

2020

Research Review: Risk of exposure to diclofenac and other NSAIDs for vultures in Iberia and update on the situation in South Asia

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Tue

17

Nov

2020

Pyrenees Bearded Vulture Peraire now flies in Maestrazgo where the species is being reintroduced

(c) GVA Agroambient
(c) GVA Agroambient
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Sun

15

Nov

2020

Bearded Vulture reintroduction in Andalusia: a breakup led to two new pair formations, and 2020 welcomes a new territorial pair!

Pair Encina and Bigup
Pair Encina and Bigup
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Sat

14

Nov

2020

Please participate in this survey if you observed or attempted to observe Bearded Vulture "Vigo" in the UK

One of the last photos of Bearded Vulture "Vigo" taken in the UK (c) Peter Alan Coe
One of the last photos of Bearded Vulture "Vigo" taken in the UK (c) Peter Alan Coe
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Thu

12

Nov

2020

New study estimates the extinction risk for Cyprus Griffon Vultures and identifies priority actions for their conservation

Griffon Vulture © Bruno Berthemy
Griffon Vulture © Bruno Berthemy
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Wed

11

Nov

2020

From Italy to Mali: Captive-bred and released Egyptian Vultures reach sub-Saharan Africa

Clint and Birba before their release (c) CERM/ Egyptian Vulture LIFE
Clint and Birba before their release (c) CERM/ Egyptian Vulture LIFE
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Tue

10

Nov

2020

Attempting three new Bearded Vulture pair bondings in the largest specialized breeding centre of the species

The new Bearded Vulture pairings in Guadalentin (c) Junta de Andalucía
The new Bearded Vulture pairings in Guadalentin (c) Junta de Andalucía
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Sun

08

Nov

2020

Illegal use of poison baits in the Cypriot countryside killed one-third of the Griffon Vulture population in recent years

Poisoned Griffon Vulture in Cyprus (c) Game and Fauna Service
Poisoned Griffon Vulture in Cyprus (c) Game and Fauna Service
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Sat

07

Nov

2020

 IUCN Vulture Specialist Group's Guide for attaching harness tracking devices to vultures and condors 

Southern African Bearded Vulture with tag in flight (c) Shane Elliott
Southern African Bearded Vulture with tag in flight (c) Shane Elliott
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Fri

06

Nov

2020

Farmer who used poison baits in Andalusia, killing two Bearded Vultures, CONVICTED at last!

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Thu

05

Nov

2020

Incredible efforts to rescue a juvenile weakened Egyptian Vulture in a war zone!

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Wed

04

Nov

2020

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the first Griffon Vulture releases in the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria, to reintroduce the species

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Tue

03

Nov

2020

Portuguese Cinereous Vulture rescued, rehabilitated, tagged and released in the Douro

The released Cinereous and Griffon Vulture (c) ICNF
The released Cinereous and Griffon Vulture (c) ICNF
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Sun

01

Nov

2020

Increase in the number of Griffon Vultures in the Alps with a record number of individuals observed

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Sat

31

Oct

2020

Programme of Bearded Vulture Technical Webinar published!

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Fri

30

Oct

2020

Possible observation of Bearded Vulture "Vigo" in France

Possible observation of "Vigo" in France  © Bastien Merlanchon
Possible observation of "Vigo" in France © Bastien Merlanchon
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Thu

29

Oct

2020

BalkanDetox LIFE: New project combats illegal wildlife poisoning across Balkan countries

Poisoned Cinereous and Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
Poisoned Cinereous and Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Wed

28

Oct

2020

The Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro finally reaches Africa against all odds!

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Tue

27

Oct

2020

The European Green Deal – deception or deed? Vote this week in the European Parliament to confirm the decision to ban lead shot in wetlands will tell!

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Mon

26

Oct

2020

Latest newsletter of the IUCN's Vulture Specialist Group (October 2020)

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

25

Oct

2020

Research review: study demonstrates how plastic ingestion by vultures may cause wider impacts

Black Vultures feeding in a rubbish dump/ illustrative (c) Katja Schulz/ Creative Commons
Black Vultures feeding in a rubbish dump/ illustrative (c) Katja Schulz/ Creative Commons
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Sat

24

Oct

2020

It is impossible to prove that an animal was poisoned in Bosnia and Herzegovina as there is no toxicological analysis

Presumably poisoned Griffon Vulture in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presumably poisoned Griffon Vulture in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Fri

23

Oct

2020

Bearded Vulture Technical Webinar: Reviewing conservation and research projects across three continents

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Wed

21

Oct

2020

Watch: Achievements of the LIFE GypConnect project

Bearded Vulture released as part of LIFE GypConnect (c) VCF
Bearded Vulture released as part of LIFE GypConnect (c) VCF
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Tue

20

Oct

2020

Vulture Conservation Foundation's position on the proposal to legalize poison bait use in Bulgaria's nature

Poisoned Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
Poisoned Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria (c) Hristo Peshev/ FWFF
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Mon

19

Oct

2020

Book: A Vulture Landscape — Twelve Months in Extremadura

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Sat

17

Oct

2020

Cinereous Vulture population in Extremadura is booming, helping support reintroduction efforts in Bulgaria

Cinereous Vultures in AMUS (c) AMUS
Cinereous Vultures in AMUS (c) AMUS
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Fri

16

Oct

2020

Thousands of Africa’s vultures deliberately poisoned and killed – Letter to Science published!

Vultures being incinerated (c) Mohamed Henriques
Vultures being incinerated (c) Mohamed Henriques
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Thu

15

Oct

2020

Surprise GPS data received from Egyptian Vulture Rupis after nearly a year without information

Egyptian Vulture Rupis after tagging (c) José Jambas
Egyptian Vulture Rupis after tagging (c) José Jambas
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Wed

14

Oct

2020

Carcass filled with lead shot pellets: Young Bearded Vulture reintroduced this summer in the Grands Causses (France) illegally shot and killed

Finding the dead body of Bearded Vulture Dolomie (c) LPO
Finding the dead body of Bearded Vulture Dolomie (c) LPO
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