The VCF top stories for 2017

 

The VCF website and social media channels bring you almost every day the latest news about the VCF projects, or vulture conservation in Eurasia. They are one of the best sources of information on Europe´s vultures – the charismatic bearded vulture, being reintroduced across Europe in several VCF projects, the declining Egyptian vulture, which we are working on in Spain-Portugal, the imponent cinereous vulture - now increasing in Europe, and the commonest of them all, the still spectacular griffon vulture.

 

Some of the stories captured the imagination of our supporters and followers more than others – below you will find the three that gathered more interest. A wandering bearded vulture in northern Europe, the spectacular aerial display of fighting bearded vultures in the Alps and the story of some griffon vultures killed by hunters in Armenia proved particularly popular

 

Dutch birders get Lucky! Bearded vulture released in Austria last year delights birdwatchers across the Netherlands - May 2017

 

 

 

https://www.4vultures.org/2017/05/30/dutch-birders-get-lucky-bearded-vulture-released-in-austria-last-year-delights-birdwatchers-across-the-netherlands/

 

 

 

Spectacular aerial dual between bearded vultures in the French Alps ends up with one dead – April 2017

 

 

 

https://www.4vultures.org/2017/04/11/spectacular-aerial-duel-between-bearded-vultures-in-the-french-alps-results-in-the-death-of-one-of-them/

 

 

 

Killing of griffon vultures in Armenia – October 2017

 

 

 

https://www.4vultures.org/2017/10/07/griffon-vultures-shot-in-armenia-parts-of-the-caucasus-and-the-middle-east-continues-to-be-a-sink-for-vultures-and-other-soaring-birds/

 

 

 

PS – incidentally the VCF heard subsequently that these hunters were later charged a fine by the relevant authorities due to this grave crime

 

 

 

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Photos: Stephan Gomes, Denis Attinault

 

 

 

 

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