Book Review: The Lanner Falcon by Giovanni Leonardi

This book provides a world wide review 0f the ecology, behaviour, morpholoy, and breeding of the lanner falcon falco biarmicus. From historical sources to the most recent ornithological literature, a comprehensive approach reveals the uniqueness and adaptability of this falcon that ranges from the Afrotropic to the Palearctic ecozones.


21 chicks and counting – good breeding season in the bearded vulture captive breeding network – and a surprising and rare third clutch

So far this season there are already 21 chicks in the VCF coordinated captive breeding network – including a spectacular 8 born in the Guadalentin specialized captive breeding centre, run by the Junta de Andalucía and Fundación Gypateus. With a total of 54 eggs laid, some more hatchings are expected in the next few […]

Griffon Vultures killed – probably poisoned – in Cyprus. This incident is a blow to the efforts to recover the endangered island population of griffon vultures

At least 7 griffon vultures have been found dead in Cyprus since last November, probably poisoned. Four of the the birds had been released in Cyprus as part of a project to reinforce the extremely threatened island population (down to 2 breeding pairs), originating in Crete (3 birds) and the Limassol zoo […]

A wild bearded vulture found dead in the French Pyrenees – and a whole network of people mobilizes to find out what killed him!

The body of a wild adult male Bearded Vulture found this week in the French Pyrenees

Very sad and disappointing new has just been announced by the Vulture Conservation Foundation who are involved in a project to return the Bearded Vulture back into the Alps. On February 20th Pascal Borreill, a […]

Poison continues to kill masses of vultures in Africa and Asia – while at the same time their value is highlighted in yet another study

Two recent poisoning incidents killed hundreds of vultures in South Africa and India – contributing even more to the dramatic plight of Asian and African vultures. Last weekend rangers in the world famous Kruger national Park – one of the most heavily-guarded in Africa – have found 110 critically-endangered white-backed vultures together with […]

Hen Harrier Day Peaceful Protest Sunday 7 August, 2016, Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

Only 7 days to go, we need all the support we can muster next Sunday 7 August on the green at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. They have now killed all the nesting Hen Harriers and Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland, now the government’s wildlife advisor Natural England are […]

‘Eagles’ A National Geographic Video 45 minutes duration.

We have attached a video all about eagles, their behaviour, breeding and hunting. Disappointingly the commentary is in Czech, but the images are well worth watching as they are in 1081 HD. We hope you enjoy.

Do animals recognise their disabilities? Some evidence from bearded vulture Kirma

The Vulture Conservation Foundation coordinates the bearded vulture captive breeding network, managed specifically for conservation purposes – birds born in the 40+ zoos, animal parks and specialized captive breeding centers participating in the programme are used in the on-going bearded vulture reintroduction projects, that have already resulted in the reestablishment of the species in […]