The tv channel ARTE – available on many cable packages – will air a spectacular documentary on the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Pre-Alps and the Grands Causses, and our own project LIFE GYPCONNECT, this Saturday 19th November at 20h (Central European Time), in the programme 360° GEO.
This 52-minute documentary, filmed last June-July, was premiered this week in the cinemas of Die and Lans en Vercors. You can also see the documentary in the following links:
The documentary will be repeated in the same channel on the 25th November at 9h40, 28th November at 7h15 and the 4th December at 7h15.
Led by the League pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO), in partnership with the VCF, Vautours en Baronnies, Centre National d’ Informations Toxicologiques Vétérinaires, Electricité Réseau Distribution France, Parc National des Cévennes, Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, LPO Aude, and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, the LIFE GYPCONNECT project aims to establish a breeding population of bearded vultures in the Massif Central, as well as in the Pre-Alps, through reintroduction, and promoting dispersal movements between the Alps and the Pyrenean populations. In 2016-2017 13 young bearded vultures were released in the project area, 6 in the Grands Causses/Massif Central, five in Baronnies – the first time that bearded vultures were released in this pre-alpine chain, and 2 in Vercors. The project also includes the establishment of supplementary feeding points to try to attract bearded vultures from the Pyrenees to cross the Aude valley.