14 pairs of black vulture – in Boumort (Spanish Pyrenees) – 8 are still breeding

We have recently informed about the shooting of the last black vulture in Alynià, one of the two black vulture reintroduction sites in the Spanish Pyrenees, and how the sites contrasted – while the species did not get a foothold in the former site, in Boumort (Lleida) it was flourishing, ten years after the start of reintroduction project.

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Well, now the news came that on Boumort there were this year at least 14 pairs of black vultures, three more than last year, of which 11 started to breed. Currently 8 of them are still incubating, and chicks are now hatching. Last year 5 black vultures fledged successfully.

Black Vulture2The reintroduction project of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is promoted by the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural de laGeneralitat de Catalunya. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the implementation of the Project, together with the staff of the National Hunting Reserve of Boumort. The project is funded by the Obra Social “La Caixa” and REE. To learn more about the project, you can visit Reintroduction of the black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Pyrenees 

This article was published by the Vulture Conservation Foundation April 2017

https://www.4vultures.org/

 

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