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Important publication on vultures and their food now available for free download

In 2007 an important seminar was organised to discuss the conflicts and …

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In 2007 an important seminar was organised to discuss the conflicts and the controversies related with vulture feeding and foraging behaviours, artificial feeding of vultures, and the impact of the new EU sanitary regulations on vultures. Those were times when the new EU laws imposed to deal with the mad cow and the foot and mouth diseases, requiring compulsory removal of all carcasses from the fields, and their incineration, were causing a dramatic change in age-old traditions in Iberia of leaving dead cattle in “muladares”. Things have improved since, with new regulations allowing for carcasses to be left on the ground in some areas and/or in some special conditions, but the papers gathered in this seminar still constitute some of the best science ever on this important topic. The publication – a 500 page volume both in Spanish and English – can now be freely downloaded from here

Des Gypaètes et des Hommes, a film by Mathieu Le Lay about …

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VCF plans the future releases of bearded vulture young in the Alpine-Grands Causses-Andalusia reintroduction projects for the period 2014-2016

The reintroduction of the bearded vulture to the Alps is one of …

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Good news from the New World: Key property and habitat for the Andean condor purchased in Ecuador

A coalition of conservation organisations has pooled efforts to buy a 2,800-ha …

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Film: Vultures from Ostrava Zoo help griffon vulture restocking project in Bulgaria and the bearded vulture alpine reintroduction project

Ostrava Zoo is one of the 30+ zoos and animal parks that …

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Bearded vulture breeding season: First chick! See the video

The first chick of the 2013-2014 bearded vulture breeding season was born …

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Watch the bearded vultures in Vanoise National Park live

A webcam is again bringing us live the antics of a wild …

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Tamarán, the first ever Canarian Egyptian vulture bred in captivity, flies strong in Fuerteventura

Ten weeks after its release in Fuerteventura, Tamarán is seemingly well adapted …

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Croatian griffon vultures fly far and wide

The picture emerging from the recently published Croatian Bird Migration Atlas is …

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Update on the Black vulture reintroduction project in Catalunya – 7 pairs, three fledglings, and 30 individuals in 2013

The black vulture reintroduction project in Catalunya – led by the Departament d’Agricultura, …

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The end of an era – historical bearded vulture pair in Alpenzoo Innsbruck – Tirol (Austria) died

One of the oldest, and most important, pairs of bearded vultures in …

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VCF adds its voice to conservationists in Southern Africa that ask for a serious evaluation of impacts of pre-approved wind farm in Lesotho

Development could further endanger the Southern Africa’s rare bearded vultures Globally, two …

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Great start of the year at La Garenne Zoo

The captive bearded vulture pair at Zoo La Garenne (Switzerland) – one …

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Lead still threatening the Californian condor… and the bearded vultures in the Alps!

The article below gives a poignant report on how lead from hunting …

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Black vultures reach historical record in Extremadura

The breeding population of black vultures nesting in Extremadura (western Spain) has …

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International Bearded Vulture observation days – first results

The international bearded vulture observation days were a success, despite low visibility …

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VCF in the New Year – 3 great successes and 3 challenges for the future

Following a short break, the VCF is back to work for vultures …

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46 cape griffon vultures found poisoned in South Africa. Latest in a string of poisoning incidents that proves that this threat is decimating vultures across the African continent

In recent months there have been increasing reports of widespread use of …

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Spanish bearded vulture researcher gets prize from University of Berne

The 2013 Prize for Environmental Research was awarded to Dr. Antoni Margalida, …

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New film online

The Swiss Foundation for the Conservation of the Bearded Vulture (ProBartGeier) has …

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