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First releases of 2024 of Bearded Vultures in Southern France Baronnies © Pascal Orabi - LPO

First releases of captive-bred Bearded Vultures in Europe kick off in Southern France 

The release of captive-bred Bearded Vultures into the wild in Baronnies, France, ...
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Griffon Vultures perching on a tree © LIFE SUPport

Best practices for EU sanitary regulations to benefit vultures

As apex scavengers, vultures require proper EU sanitary regulations to access safe, ...
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Electricity poles cause vulture electrocution in Cyprus 2024

Electricity poles in Cyprus become serial killers of the threatened Griffon Vulture

In a troubling repeat incident, electrocution has claimed the lives of two ...
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ictures catalogue of all released and appearing Cinereous Vultures in EBM in summer and late 2023, including some guests from other colonies.

Report 2022-2023: Cinereous Vulture Reintroduction in the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

How did we reintroduce the Cinereous Vultures to Bulgaria? What are the ...
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Griffon Vulture Arricelli crosses sea from Sardinia to Sicily

Griffon Vulture crosses 373 km over the sea from Sardinia to Sicily

Arricelli makes it to Sicily – The young Sardinian Griffon Vulture, released ...
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Cinereous Vulture pair in Bulgaria © Green Balkans

GPS transmitters give us a glimpse inside two Cinereous Vulture nests in Bulgaria

In the animal kingdom, parenting roles can vary greatly among species. What ...
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Egyptian Vulture Juanita released in Italy dies from electrocution in Italy

Why do vultures and other large migratory birds die?

A new study confirms the negative impact of humans on large migratory ...
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Transfer of 21 birds boosts Griffon Vulture repopulation efforts in Southern Sardinia

In recent days, a further 21 Griffon Vultures have arrived in Porto ...
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Portuguese and Spanish work teams at Herdade da Contenda ©VCF

Transboundary cooperation to protect the Cinereous Vulture breeding colony at Herdade da Contenda, southern Portugal

In a collaborative effort, the LIFE Aegypius Return project promotes cooperation between ...
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Record numbers of Cinereous Vulture and Griffon Vulture pairs observed in Bulgaria since conservation efforts began

Exciting news for vultures continues in Bulgaria, with a record number of ...
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We are hiring a Project Assistant

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Do you want to be part ...
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Cinereous Vulture nest at the Douro Internacional 2024 © Palombar

Optimistic developments in Portugal’s most vulnerable Cinereous Vulture breeding colony

During the 2024 breeding season, the LIFE Aegypius Return project team observed ...
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Griffon Vulture in Sardinia © LIFE Safe for Vultures

Latest Griffon Vulture census in Sardinia reveals population trends, breeding success, and more

In a promising development for conservation efforts, recent data reveals a notable ...
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Observation of Nepomuk

Rare observation of Bearded Vulture in unfrequented region

It’s not the first time a young Bearded Vulture we are tracking ...
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Portuguese stakeholders strengthen cooperation for the conservation of the Cinereous Vulture

As part of the LIFE Aegypius Return project, NGOs and the competent ...
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Griffon Vulture Prevails Over Near-Fatal Electrocution Accident in Sardinia

Griffon Vulture prevails over near-fatal electrocution in Sardinia

It seemed impossible for Ciuffo to survive a near-fatal incident of electrocution ...
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Cinereous Vulture parent and chick Bulgaria

It looks like Cinereous Vulture chicks will hatch again in Bulgaria

In an exciting start to the 2024 season, two pairs of Cinereous ...
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Why did the Egyptian Vulture pair choose to nest in Sardina? New study provides answers

Once considered a rare visitor to Sardinia with no breeding records, an ...
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filmmaker needed Portugal Western Spain LIFE Aegypius Return documentary

Filmmaker needed for LIFE Aegypius Return documentary in Portugal and Western Spain

We are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for filmmakers to be ...
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Vultures have personality too – in life and death 

The movements of the Cinereous Vultures tagged with GPS/GSM transmitters within LIFE ...
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