The Bearded Vulture EEP

An EEP is the most intensive type of population management for a species kept in the  European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) zoos. Each EEP has a coordinator (someone with a special interest in and knowledge of the species concerned, who is working in an EAZA zoo or aquarium). He or she is assisted by a Species Committee. The bearded vulture EEP was established in 1993 and its coordinator is Dr. Hans Frey, who also sits in the VCF management board.

 

The EEP coordinator has many tasks to fulfill, such as collecting information on the status of all the individuals of the species kept in EAZA zoos and aquariums, producing a studbook, carrying out demographical and genetical analyses, and producing a plan for the future management of the species.

 

Together with the Species Committee, recommendations are made each year on which birds should breed or not breed, which individuals should go from one zoo to another, and so on.

Live webcams

Within the network of the captive breeding of the bearded vultures, some zoos and breeding centers have a webcam. The birds can be observed live while the incubate the eggs and raise the chicks:

 

Natur- und Tierpark Goldau

 

Breeding Center Asters

 

Tallinn Zoo

Tender to breed in captivity young bearded vultures for LIFE GYPCONNECT

Call for tender - International contract
Call for tender - International Contract
Adobe Acrobat Document 434.5 KB
Call for tender - French contract
Call for tender - French contract.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 423.2 KB

Summary EEP

2015 - Annual Report EEP
AnnualReport_BeardedVultureEEP_VCF_2015.
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB
2014 - Annual Report EEP
AnnualReport_BeardedVultureEEP_VCF_2014.
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB
2013 - Annual Report EEP
AnnualReport_BeardedVultureEEP_2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 866.6 KB

Annual reports on the EEP and the reintroduction from 2002 to 2007 can be found here>>

Captive breeding guidelines

Guidelines & recommendations for the captive breeding of bearded vultures
Guidelines housing BV in captivity 2nd e
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Guidelines for the feeding of captive bearded vultures - v01 - October 2015
VCFGuidlines_feeding_v01_10-2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB

Statements on flight shows

EAZA statement about EEP species in flight shows
EAZA_BirdsInShows_statement_2006.pdf
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VCF Statement about bearded vultures in flight shows
2015-04_statmentVCF_FlighShows_BeardedVu
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Criteria to evaluate new candidate members to the EEP

Criteria for new applicants to the EEP
Criteria for new applicants - Bearded Vu
Adobe Acrobat Document 302.5 KB

Exemplary reports of the advisory service for EEP partners

Asters - Breeding Centre
Suggestions how to improve the bearded vulture aviary in the breeding center in Asters - 2014
2014-11-07_Asters.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB
Belgrade Zoo
Suggestions how to improve the bearded vulture aviary in Beograd Zoo - 2015
2015-03-05_BeogradZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
Academie de Fauconnerie du puy du Fou
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Academie de Fauconnerie du puy du Fou - 13./14.11.2014
2014-11-13_PuyDuFou.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Plock Zoo
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Plock Zoo - 17.10.2014
2014-10-17_PlockZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1'003.1 KB
Poznan Zoo
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Poznan Zoo - 16.10.2014
2014-10-16_PoznanZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB
Parque Zoologico Municipal de Cordoba
Conclusiones y propuestastras la visita del Parque Zoologico Municipal de Cordoba por el representante del EEP – VCF. 28 - 29 abril 2014
2014-04-28_ZooCordoba_AlexLlopis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 632.6 KB
Rescue Centre Green Balkans
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Rescue Centre Green Balkans - 10.-11. August 2014
2014-08-11_GreenBalkans_AlexLlopis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 964.7 KB
Amnéville Zoo
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit in Amnéville Zoo - 2015
2015-08_AmnevilleZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
Zoopark de Beauval
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Zoopark de Beauval - 12.11.2014
BeauvalZoo_112014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Schlussfolgerungen und Vorschläge nach dem Besuch des Vertreters von EEP - VCF
im Natur- und Tierpark Goldau: 3. - 5. dezember 2013
2013-12-05_TierparkGoldau_AlexLlopis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 582.7 KB
Ostrava Zoo
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at Ostrava Zoo - 17.10.2014
2014-10-17_OstravaZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB
Parc des Oiseaux
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Parc des Oiseaux - 05./06.11.2014
2014-11-05_Parc-des-Oiseaux.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB
Parco Natura Viva
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at the Parco Natura Viva - 26 November 2013
2013-11-26_ParcoNaturaViva_AlexLlopis.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 534.0 KB
Riga Zoo
Conclusions and suggestions after EEP - VCF staff visit at Riga Zoo
2015-12-30_RigaZoo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 986.7 KB

Breeding results EEP

Breeding Results 2016 - updated 27.12.2016
VCF_EEP_BreedingResults_2016.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 118.5 KB
Breeding Results 2014 - updated 22.12.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2014.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 85.0 KB
Breeding Results 2012 - updated 06.08.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2012_20140608
Microsoft Excel Table 75.0 KB
Breeding Results 2010 - updated 06.08.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2010_20140608
Microsoft Excel Table 74.5 KB
Breeding Results 2008 - updated 06.08.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2008_20140608
Microsoft Excel Table 71.0 KB
Breeding Results 2015 - updated 08.11.2015
VCF_EEP_BreedingResults_2015.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 121.5 KB
Breeding Results 2013 - updated 06.08.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2013_20140608
Microsoft Excel Table 83.0 KB
Breeding Results 2011 - updated 22.12.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2011.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 82.5 KB
Breeding Results 2009 - updated 06.08.2014
VCF_EEP_BV_BreedingResults_2009_20140608
Microsoft Excel Table 71.5 KB

Studbook

Studbook, founder representation in Centres and Zoos, age of birds - updated 27.12.2016
Studbook_BeardedVulture_EEP_VCF_2016-12.
Microsoft Excel Table 203.0 KB

Pairing proposal

Pairing proposals 2010-2016 - updated 27.12.2016
VCF_EEP_Pairing_proposal_2016_12.xlsx
Microsoft Excel Table 49.2 KB

Death causes

Age and causes of death - updated 27.01.2016
Age_CausesDeath_EEP_BeardedV_VCF_2016-12
Microsoft Excel Table 134.0 KB

Bearded Vulture EEP Sponsors:

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