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 Egyptian Vultures across their home ranges in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and wintering grounds in Africa. You can also follow their lives by checking out these online maps that are open to the public!
Egyptian Vultures GPS-tagged in the Douro (cross-border region of Spain and Portugal) within the
LIFE Rupis project
Fangueiro- project LIFE Rupis - rehabilitated juvenile and released in 2020 in the Douro region
Arribas - project LIFE Rupis - chick marked in the nest 2019 in the Douro canyon
Rupis - project LIFE Rupis
Faia - project LIFE Rupis
Egyptian Vultures GPS-tagged in Portugal
Alvor - rehabilitated juvenile and released in 2021 in the Tejo region
Egyptian Vultures GPS-tagged in France
Buoux - captured and recovered in France, rereleased in Baronnies in April 2019, recovered in Spain and rereleased again.