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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Tue

13

Oct

2020

Bearded vulture in the UK: Speculations are over as genetic analysis reveals origin and sex

Bearded Vulture "Vigo" © Ashley James
Bearded Vulture "Vigo" © Ashley James
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Sun

11

Oct

2020

The Vulture Conservation Foundation is hiring a Part-Time Financial Assistant

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Sat

10

Oct

2020

World Migratory Bird Day: A closer look into the movements of the Egyptian Vulture — Europe's only long-distance migratory vulture

Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro after release (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
Egyptian Vulture Fangueiro after release (c) Vulture Conservation Foundation
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Fri

09

Oct

2020

Bearded Vulture resurfaces in Lincolnshire, and we are closer to revealing the bird's identity

"Vigo" in flight © Will Bowell
"Vigo" in flight © Will Bowell
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Thu

08

Oct

2020

First study on the conservation status of vultures and raptors in Morocco reveals mortality hotspots

Griffon and Egyptian Vulture/illustrative (c) Atanas Delchev
Griffon and Egyptian Vulture/illustrative (c) Atanas Delchev
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Wed

07

Oct

2020

Pyrenean Bearded Vulture rescued three times and unable to return to the wild becomes part of the captive-breeding programme

The Bearded Vulture in his new home (c) VCF
The Bearded Vulture in his new home (c) VCF
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Tue

06

Oct

2020

Plumage, bleached feathers and moulting: How we can tell apart Bearded Vultures in the wild

Johannes © Hansruedi Weyrich
Johannes © Hansruedi Weyrich
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Sun

04

Oct

2020

Pair in Austria signals the start of the new Bearded Vulture breeding season in captivity

BG175 (female) on the left and BG 108 (male) on the right (c) Hans Frey
BG175 (female) on the left and BG 108 (male) on the right (c) Hans Frey
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Thu

01

Oct

2020

​The Ambassador of Spain in Bulgaria visited the Green Balkans as part of the Vultures Back to LIFE project

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