Black vultures continue to increase in Mallorca – 2017 was again a record breeding year

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Bald Eagle found shot near Williamsville, USA

Wayne County Conservation Agent Hayley Honeycutt is asking for public assistance regarding an eagle death outside of Williamsville, near the Markham Springs Recreation Area. The juvenile bald eagle was located in a field off of 49 Highway on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. It had been shot in the chest.

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Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacy Act.

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Bearded vulture Adonis, the great traveler, is back in the Grands Causses!

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Has another historic snowy owl invasion already begun in the northeast and upper midwest of the United States?


 

Pennsylvania and other northern states of America could be in the path of another big influx of snowy owls from the tundra of the Arctic again this winter.

Indications are building that many of the large owls, referred to by the code SNOW by licensed bird-banders, according to Project SNOWstorm, a snowy owl-tracking organization run in part through the Millersburg-based Ned Smith Center of Nature and Art.

Just as a significant irruption of Snowy Owls takes place in the United States and southern Canada, the organizers of the international Red List of threats to wildlife reported that they uplisted the iconic large owl from Least Concern to Vulnerable.

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One less griffon vulture in Cyprus – only 20 left on the island

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Griffon Vulture found dead this week on Zapalo beach in Episkopi, Limassol. The bird had originally been brought to Cyprus in 2012, within the restocking project.

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Tragic end for a Balkan Egyptian vulture – killed in Niger for bushmeat

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RSPB Scotland welcomes official SNP policy support for licensing shooting estates

RSPB press release:

RSPB Scotland welcomes official SNP policy support for licensing shooting estates

Motion approved at National Council

A landmark decision by Scottish National Party (SNP) delegates to adopt officially a policy supporting licensing of driven grouse shooting estates has been welcomed by RSPB Scotland.

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1st egg of the 2017-2018 breeding season in the Bearded vulture captive breeding network

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First release of critically endangered captive-bred vultures in Nepal

vULTUREReleasing captive-bred endangered vultures for reintroduction and restocking is now a common conservation tool in Europe – the VCF has been coordinating several successful bearded vulture reintroduction projects based on releases of captive-bred birds from our captive-breeding network. We have also been supporting black vulture reintroduction projects in France, in which captive-bred black vultures were also released (together with rehabilitated wild-origin birds), and have recently been testing the best release methods for Egyptian vulture using captive-bred individuals (released in Italy and Bulgaria in recent years).

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Griffon vultures die electrocuted in the Italian Eastern Alps

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As the recently approved Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (MsAP) – a blueprint of role world conservation across Eurasia -, electrocution is an important threat to vultures (and other species) worldwide.

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