Des Gypaètes et des Hommes, a film by Mathieu Le Lay about the bearded vultures in the Alps, and the people that brought it back there, will be screened this Saturday (8th February) at 10.30 am at the Geneva museum, included in a month-long festival of films and documentaries about birds – Le rêve d’Icare – mois du film documentaire, http://www.ville-ge.ch/mhng/anima_2014_02_mois_film.php
This film, done in close collaboration with the VCF and other partners in the reintroduction project, was first released in 2011, and has already won 5 awards (see at http://www.mathieulelay.com/des-gypaetes-et-des-hommes/). Des Gypaètes et des Hommes has also been broadcast in many countries worldwide, taking the beauty of the alpine mountains and the remarkable story of one of the greatest wildlife comebacks to many audiences. You can see a trailer of the movie here.
Bearded vultures went extinct in the Alps in 1913, and in 1986, the VCF and a dozen other partners started an ambitious project to reintroduce the species. Today, there are close to 200 bearded vultures flying again in the Alps, including 30 established territories.