4 members of an Irish Pigeon Racing Club in County Waterford, Ireland each convicted of illegally poisoning Peregrine and Sparrowhawks

We received the attached newspaper cutting from the Irish Raptor Study Group. The information relates to 4 men all associated with a pigeon racing club in County Waterford, Ireland, who have been convicted of illegally poisoning peregrines and sparrowhawks, and other associated wildlife crimes.

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The little Altore (Corsican Bearded Vulture) has been successfully adopted!

Following a gruelling trip from Corsica to Andalusia, the young bearded vulture – or Altore in Corsican – has been successfully adopted last weekend by a pair of conspecifics in the Guadalentín bearded vulture captive breeding unit, managed by the Junta de Andalucía and the Fundación Gypaetus.

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Mortality causes for the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron Percnopterus) in Bulgaria & Greece (1997-2015)

A recent assessment of the causes of mortality affecting the severely declining Balkan population of Egyptian vulture has recently been published by the LIFE The return of the Nephron project (http://lifeneophron.eu/).

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