For four days in October we will be bringing together scientists, conservationists and the public in the Algarve, Portugal for an international congress looking at the latest research and conservation of vultures in Europe and beyond, in our first European Vulture Conference.
Save the date
We are currently putting the finishing touches to the programme and will be opening the abstract submission process in the coming weeks, and opening registration within the next month. But until then, mark your diaries for the European Vulture Conference. The conference will consist of three days of presentations, discussions and workshops followed by a field trip on the fourth day.
European Vulture Conference
Dates: Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 October
Venue: NAU Salgados Palace
Location: Albufeira in the Algarve, Portugal
The Vulture Continent
Across the globe populations of vultures are under extreme pressure from multiple threats such as illegal wildlife poisoning, electrocution and collision with cables. In Africa and Asia vultures are declining fast or have become extremely rare. In contrast, today the populations of Europe’s Bearded, Cinereous and Griffon Vultures are increasing and expanding their range after decades of decline and regional extinctions, to the point that Europe is now considered the ‘Vulture Continent’.
The experience of the remarkable turnaround of the status of Europe’s vulture populations and public attitude towards them shows vulture conservation can and does work.
We are convening our first ever European Vulture Conference to share the latest research and conservation measures and discussing emerging topics from work being carried out across Europe and beyond.