Working to conserve and help restore vultures to the skies of Europe
Bearded Vulture captive-bred chick at Vallcalent © Hansruedi Weyrich
The Vulture Conservation Foundation is the world’s leading wildlife organisation solely dedicated to protecting, conserving and restoring Europe’s four species of vultures. With decades of experience of vulture conservation we have significant expertise in; captive breeding vultures for conservation, reintroducing vultures into areas where they have disappeared, tackling the threats vultures face and monitoring and tracking birds in the wild.
Our team of dedicated conservation professionals based around Europe collaborate with governments, businesses, non-governmental wildlife organisations and local communities applying our expertise to develop and deliver conservation initiatives that are founded on the best available science and are tailored to each vulture’s behaviour and ecology, the threats they face and the habitats they depend on.
© Dominic Houghton
Bearded Vulture release Maestrazgo
First cinereous vulture release reintroduction in bulgaria vultures back to life
Staff from the Vulture Conservation Foundation and Green Balkans releasing the two young Cinereous Vultures at the release site
Anti-poisoning training in Spain
© Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project
Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project
Working across the Balkan Peninsula to tackle illegal wildlife poisoning
Restoring the Connections between Bearded Vulture populations in the Alps and the Pyrenees Mountains
Strengthening the populations of Cinereous and Griffon Vultures in the cross-border Eastern Rhodope Mountains
Strengthening the populations of the Cinereous and Egyptian Vultures and Bonelli´s Eagle in the cross-border Douro Canyon