Lead poisoning is a well-known threat to vultures and other scavengers, and in certain species and areas it may even be a significant threat – the recovery of the Californian condor is mostly hampered by this threat, while in the Alps lead poisoning may be the most significant threat to bearded vultures currently (since […]
An adult male bearded vulture was found dead, poisoned, in late September in Huescar (Granada) – the male was 6 years old. The post-mortem and toxicological analysis done afterwards indicated that it had died after ingestion of carbofuran, a powerful insecticide that has been banned but is often still used illegally to lace baits […]
Girun and Volcaire – two young bearded vultures bred in captivity within the VCF managed captive-breeding network – were placed in the hacking platform on the 3rd of June, as part of the reintroduction project in the Alps-Grands Causses, now managed under the LIFE GYPCONNECT project.
Captive breeding has had a profound impact in returning the Bearded Vulture back into many former breeding locations throughout Europe
Now that the breeding season in the bearded vulture captive breeding network managed by the VCF has finished, we are also publishing the final results and report for last year´s. As […]
One of the two young females released earlier this year in the Grands Causses (Massif central, France) in the reintroduction project there, now under the LIFE GYPCONNECT project, has recently died due to a snake (viper) bite.
As part of its programme to restore the bearded vulture across Europe, the VCF and its partners have been very busy releasing young bearded vultures, hatched in captivity within the bearded vulture captive breeding network coordinated by the VCF, in several sites across four mountain ranges – Alps, […]
The first two young bearded vulture chicks ever hatched in captivity in Bulgaria are the stars of the Bulgarian edition of National Geographic. Both bearded vultures chicks were born in captivity, from a pair that belongs to the bearded vulture captive breeding network (EEP), managed by the Vulture Conservation Foundation, and kept in […]
This week we received news that a young bearded vulture was seen in western Belgium on the morning of the 9th of May, near IJzervallei – IJzerbroeken Oostvleteren (Pollinkhove). You can find details and pictures of the bird here.
3 bearded vultures were released last Friday in the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas, Spain by staff from the Junta de Andalucía and the Fundación Gypaetus, which manage the reintroduction project there.
Nestling Bearded Vulture being fitted with Satellite Tag in the Aude, in the French eastern pre-Pyrenees April 2016 For the first time ever a wild bearded vulture nestling was tagged last week in its nest in the Aude, in the French eastern pre-Pyrenees, as part of the LIFE GYPCONNECT project. The nestling hatched in […]