Using research techniques to better understand vulture behaviour and ecology to inform conservation actions

Apart from following vulture research outputs to inform current and future conservation strategies, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) staff and board members are leading scientists shaping vulture conservation research.

The VCF team has been researching vultures for years, contributing to many important studies that helped underpin vulture conservation in Europe and beyond. From conducting feasibility studies to inform reintroduction projects to tracking and analysing GPS data of hundreds of birds, we have researched a wide variety of vulture topics.

Research Reviews

The VCF team regularly reviews and summarises recent vulture articles of interest to vulture conservationists, researchers, and enthusiasts.

Check out our Research Reviews, which highlight key takeaways of research studies relevant to the species, covering various topics and different areas, including all continents where vulture species are present.

Egyptian Vulture Juanita released in Italy dies from electrocution in Italy

Why do vultures and other large migratory birds die?

A new study confirms the negative impact of humans on large migratory ...
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How bright does the future look for Rüppell’s Vultures in Europe?

At the Vulture Conservation Foundation, we have been following the expansion of ...
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Day 3 Insights from the European Vulture Conference 2023

The final day of the European Vulture Conference 2023 concluded with insightful ...
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Day 2 Insights from the European Vulture Conference 2023

Day two of the European Vulture Conference began with two keynote speeches ...
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Joining forces for Bearded Vulture conservation in Spain: technical meeting gathers NGOs and regional governments in Gredos 

Over 30 professionals working for Bearded Vulture conservation in Spain gathered in ...
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Egyptian Vulture by Boris Belchev

Movement ecology perspective on conservation for migratory vultures by Pascual López López

Dr. Pascual López López, an Associate Professor of Ecology at the University ...
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Exploring the fascinating Cosmetic Behaviour of Bearded Vultures

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is known for its innate tendency to ...
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Vultures, predators, and the stories they share with humans by Dr. Marcos Moleón

In the complex world of scavenging, humans and carnivorous animals share something ...
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Dr. Darcy Ogada holding Hooded Vulture Photo M. Odino link card

Dr. Darcy Ogada: Unveiling the complex web of vulture poisoning in Africa and Europe

Dr. Darcy Ogada will be a Keynote Speaker at the European Vulture ...
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Do vultures choose what they eat? A study reveals how vulture culture influences individual dietary variation  

As obligate scavengers, vultures are generally considered “carrion eaters” with homogeneous diets ...
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The social costs of Vulture Collapse in India

The loss of biodiversity can have far-reaching consequences on ecosystems and human ...
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Griffon Vulture in Sardinia feeding_LIFE Safe for Vultures

How release strategies affect survival and home range stability: a study with Griffon Vultures translocated to Sardinia

In a recently published article, researchers analysed the home range stability and ...
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European Vulture Conference 2023 update: New website and Abstract Submission deadline extension

We are thrilled to bring you exciting updates regarding the European Vulture ...
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The science of vulture conservation: What you can expect at the European Vulture Conference 2023

Join us in Cáceres (Spain) between 14 and 17 November 2023 for ...
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Deadline approaching: Last chance to submit abstracts for the European Vulture Conference 2023

The European Vulture Conference 2023, held in Cáceres between 14-17 November, is ...
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Joining forces: The importance of academic and non-academic conservationists working together for vulture conservation

Joining forces: The importance of academic and non-academic conservationists working together for vulture conservation

Academic and non-academic collaboration is key in addressing complex conservation challenges. The European ...
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Bearded, Cinereous and Griffon Vultures in Spain © Hansruedi Weyrich

European Vulture Conference 2023: Spain is a key player in vulture conservation and research

Spain is home to the largest and most diverse vulture populations in ...
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european vulture conference 2023 Abstract submission and registration now open

European Vulture Conference 2023: Abstract Submission and Registration now open!

We are thrilled to announce that abstract submission and registration for the European ...
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Cinereous Vulture Closeup

Back from extinction: First results from the Cinereous Vulture reintroduction and release programme in Bulgaria

A newly published article presents the historic reintroduction of the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) to Bulgaria. ...
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White-backed vulture Gyps africanus

Telemetry study reveals the challenges and possibilities of creating Vulture Safe Zones in Africa

Protected areas (PAs) are crucial tools for biodiversity conservation, and this is ...
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