The Egyptian vulture in Algeria

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Algeria has the largest population of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus percnopterus) in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), and the species is still well represented in several Algerian regions.

The Algerian National Association of Ornithology (an NGO created in 2013) has a special interest in the protection and conservation of Algerian raptors, and has been monitoring raptors in the region of Oum El Bouaghi (Northeast of Algeria), especially during the breeding season.

During the last two years (2014-2015) they found four nests of Egyptian Vulture. One of these nests was successful in 2015 (see photos). The ANAO intends to launch other teams to monitor Egyptian vultures and other raptors throughout the Algerian territory.

he VCF would like to thank Sarah Messabhia for the information and for the photos.

Photos Sarah Messabhia/ANAO

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