Our Mission & Vision
What we do and why
Our Mission is to work for the recovery of Europe’s four vulture species by initiating, facilitating and supporting conservation actions and research by working with people and organizations.
Our Vision for Europe’s vultures is to see their populations be self-sustaining, healthy and each species having a good conservation status and occupying most of their former ranges, supported by good quality habitats, and valued by people.
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Captive breeding for conservation
Using our knowledge of vulture breeding behaviour, we have significant expertise in managing vulture captive breeding programmes.
Working collaboratively we have been reintroducing vultures to areas where they have disappeared.
Vultures still face severe threats to their survival such as illegal wildlife poisoning, habitat loss, reduced food availability, collisions with electricity infrastructure and even persecution by people. We are working across Europe to tackle these threats and protect vultures.