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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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First Griffon vultures released yesterday in Cyprus to restock the small island population. The last batch of griffon vultures had arrived from Crete two weeks ago

Griffon vultures are on the verge of extinction in Cyprus, with only …

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First-ever captive breeding of the endangered Canary Islands Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus majorensis

The Egyptian vulture is a globally endangered species, which has been declining …

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Griffon vulture released in Bulgaria shows up in France

For the first time ever, a griffon vulture released in Bulgaria, as …

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Another mass poisoning of vultures in Africa – 37 white-backed vultures dead in Zululand, South Africa

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

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Young Egyptian vultures from the Balkans suffer high loss during their first migration – would they fare differently if they travelled with adults? Data suggests that the overland route

As part of the LIFE+ project “The return of the Neophron” (LIFE10 …

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Bearded vulture shot and killed in the French Pyrénées Atlantiques

One would think that direct persecution and the shooting of vultures was …

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The bearded vulture breeding season has just started!

During the lasts weeks almost all pairs of bearded vultures in the EEP (ex-situ …

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New scientific paper uncovers significant decline in Southern Africa’s bearded vultures

A recently published paper (Krűger et al, 2013, Bird Conservation International: Trends in …

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VCF and Junta de Andalucía work together to help the griffon restocking project in Bulgaria

Following a request from the NGO Green Balkans, who is leading a …

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Black vulture shot in Lebanon. Middle East continues to be a sink for vultures and other soaring birds

The indiscriminate, widespread and intense killing of vultures, eagles and other birds …

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Celebrating the comeback of the mountain king in the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting

Exactly one hundred years (and eleven days, to be more precise…) after …

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The 2013 annual bearded vulture meeting in Aosta was a great success

The 2013 annual bearded vulture meeting in the regional news (in Italian). …

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VCF in the news – Spanish black vultures going to France (in Spanish)

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Spain gives 6 more black vultures to the French reintroduction project VCF organised the logistics and the transport

Six black vultures (Aegypius monachus) were transported this weekend by a team from …

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Summer is just over – but for bearded vultures the breeding season is now starting!

The fall migration is still in full swing, but for bearded vultures …

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