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Journey of wandering Cinereous Vulture suddenly ends in Iran

Sad news: the life of Cinereous Vulture Dzhuranli, a vast traveller, was …

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The flight of one of the four Egyptian vultures released in May 2022 © LIFE Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture in Italy: restocking efforts and an unfortunate death by electrocution

Conservationists have been releasing captive-bred Egyptian Vultures in Italy for years now …

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Bearded Vulture/ Maestrazgo project © Javier Blasco

Update on the Bearded Vulture reintroduction project in Maestrazgo

The project to bring the Bearded Vulture back to Maestrazgo is making good progress …

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Monsanto's gps transmitter

Recapping the movements of Cinereous Vulture Monsanto | LIFE Aegypius Return

After following the Cinereous Vulture Monsanto from Portugal for 16 months, his …

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The chick BG1159 being fed by the Bearded Vulture female © RFZ

The first Bearded Vulture chick of the new season has hatched

We welcome the first European Bearded Vulture chick of the new 2022/23 …

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Shocking cases of illegal shooting with Griffon Vultures

Unsettling news from Europe and the Middle East, with several shooting incidents …

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Cinereous Vultures in the newly rebuilt nest (image taken from a distance, through a telescope) © LPN

First maintenances of Cinereous Vulture nests in Portugal bring promising results | LIFE Aegypius Return

With the first maintenance of Cinereous Vulture nests, the LIFE Aegypius Return team has …

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Young Bearded Vulture in flight_Nello Petito

Pyrenees and Alps: 99 Bearded Vultures fledged in 2022

The 2021/22 breeding season was very successful, as 99 juvenile Bearded Vultures …

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One of the poisoned Bonelli’s Eagles © Game and Fauna Service

A first for Cyprus: €21,000 fine imposed for illegal wildlife poisoning

For the first-ever time in Cyprus, prosecuting authorities issued a €21,000 fine …

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Cinereous Vulture reintroduced in Bulgaria dead in Greece

On the last day of 2022, the Cinereous Vulture ‘Praha-Liberec,’ reintroduced in …

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Michel Terrasse

Michel Terrasse (1938-2023)

There are (many) prominent vulture conservationists across the world. And there IS …

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BalkanDetox LIFE Animation video illegal wildlife poisoning

BalkanDetox LIFE Animation video: It’s time to stop illegal wildlife poisoning

A new animation video produced by the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) within …

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Two captive-bred Griffon Vultures from Holland released in Sardinia

Two Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) raised in captivity in Holland were recently …

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Cinereous Vultures reintroduced in Bulgaria © Green Balkans

Hunters prosecuted in Hungary for wildlife crime

Four hunters were caught and prosecuted in Hungary for wildlife crime following …

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Vulture conservation achievements 2022

As we reflect on the past year, we want to thank our …

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Griffon Vulture numbers continue to grow in Sardinia

The Griffon Vulture numbers in Sardinia are booming thanks to the ongoing …

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Ambitious initiative boosts capacities in 13 countries to effectively prosecute wildlife crime

BalkanDetox LIFE key achievements of 2022

2022 has been another busy year for the BalkanDetox LIFE team, realising …

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LIFE Aegypius Return: New project to consolidate the return of a threatened vulture species along the Portuguese and Spanish border

Almost four decades after becoming extinct as a breeding species in Portugal, …

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Cinereous Vulture closeup_Bruno Berthemy/ Vulture Conservation Foundation

LIFE Aegypius Return: Consolidar o regresso de uma espécie de abutre ameaçada, ao longo da fronteira portuguesa e espanhola

Quase quatro décadas após se ter extinguido em Portugal como espécie nidificante, …

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the european vulture conference is coming back in 2023

The European Vulture Conference is coming back in 2023!

We are thrilled to announce that the European Vulture Conference will return …

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