A GPS transmitter weighs only a few grams, and yet it provides invaluable information that helps inform more accurate conservation actions. Equipping vultures with GPS transmitters enables us to closely monitor their movements and behaviour, understand their foraging ranges and habits, and detect when individuals are no longer moving and potentially injured to act accordingly. The data also reveals any threats vultures face, providing insights that allow us to carry out actions to mitigate risks and help support the species comeback.
As part of different conservation projects, we monitor several Cinereous Vultures across Bulgaria, France, Mallorca and Portugal. You can also follow their lives by checking out these online maps that are open to the public!
Cinereous Vultures GPS-tagged in Portugal
Bruma - juvenile Cinereous Vulture rehabilitated and tagged in Portugal 2021
Lechuga - juvenile black vulture tagged in the Douro 2020
Chaparrito - juvenile black vulture tagged in Contenda 2020
Rias - juvenile black vulture recovered in Portugal and re-released
Cinereous Vultures GPS-tagged in France
Bouriette - juvenile black vulture recovered and re-released in Quillan, France