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

Adonis – the great traveler, is back home – it has been seen in the Grands Causses, where it was released in 2014 as part of the reintroduction project there – now managed under the LIFE GYPCONNECT project. […]

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

The first egg of the season in the bearded vulture captive breeding network (EEP) was laid last weekend by a female in the Richard Faust specialized captive breeding network in Haringsee, Austria, run jointly by the VCF and the Austrian NGO EGS. […]

Bearded vultures – and the LIFE GYP CONNECT– on the big screen – and in your living room

The tv channel ARTE – available on many cable packages – will air a spectacular documentary on the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Pre-Alps and the Grands Causses, and our own project LIFE GYPCONNECT, this Saturday 19th November at 20h (Central European Time), in the programme 360° GEO.

4 Black vultures – and a potential bearded vulture – crossing the Gibraltar strait to Africa!

4 Black vultures – and a potential bearded vulture – crossing the Gibraltar strait to Africa!

Last Friday was one of those days in Gibraltar – 4 black vultures (see photo), 2700 griffon vultures, one Spanish Imperial eagle and a mysterious raptor – that some say could be a bearded vulture – were counted […]

Finally flying – the harrowing story of the young bearded vulture Mison

Mison can finally fly free in the mountains – but this 6 months old female bearded vulture has already now left all her troubled time behind her. […]

Killing of a bearded vulture in Spain – suspects identified!

Late last year one of the bearded vultures released in the reintroduction project in Andalucia – a young male, was found shot in the Albacete province in Spain. […]

The beauty of vultures, the extremely important ecosystem services they provide, and the danger of veterinary diclofenac – on tv

An excellent TV reportage on vultures – including some great footage of Pyrenean bearded vultures eating bones – has been recently aired in the German tv channel 1 Das Erste – you can see it here Our colleagues Antoni Margalida and Jordi Canut – who is leading the […]

5 more bearded vultures released back into the wild yesterday by VCF and its partners – 2 in Vercors (Pre-Alps), 2 in Corsica and 1 in Andalucia

This year the VCF and its partners are hoping to release 18 young bearded vultures into the wild in Europe –a new record, and a significant boost to the populations of this species in our continent. Due to the several reintroduction-restocking projects, bearded vultures are recovering in the […]

Bearded vulture Roc Genèse came back to its natal area in the Pre-Pyrenees – his brother Flamadel could not be tagged

Roc Genèse, the first wild bearded vulture nestling ever tagged in the French pre-Pyrenees, came back to its natal area after months of wandering across the Central Pyrenees.

[…]

Spectacular aerial duel between bearded vultures in the French Alps results in the death of one of them

We have recently published evidence about the natural mortality of an Egyptian vulture after an interaction with another raptor in Portugal – now news came from France that a fight between three bearded vultures resulted in the death of one of them. […]