Portuguese police establishes the first-ever anti-poisoning dog teams in northern Portugal – soon they will start patrolling the LIFE RUPIS area

The GNR – one of the LIFE RUPIS project partners – will present publicly their first ever anti-poisoning dog teams tomorrow, in a ceremony to be held at 09:30 am at the GNR facilities in Miranda do Douro (Largo de São José). […]

A staggering 750+ Egyptian vultures counted together in Oman last weekend – one of the highest counts ever of this species in the wintering grounds

Jens and Hanne Eriksen – who run the www.BirdsOman.com website – told us that last weekend they counted a staggering 750 Egyptian vultures in Oman: 640+ at Al Multaqa rubbish dump (near Muscat), and then another 100 at the bearch at Qurayyat later in the day. […]

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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The Egyptian vulture Tizón is spending its second summer in Mauritania

Tizón – the young Egyptian vulture tagged in September 2014 in Spain – is currently in Mauritania, in the same wider region where he spent most of his time since he crossed the Sahara Desert in October 2014. As the Egyptian vultures are now arriving already in the Iberian Peninsula, the most probable […]

Egyptian vulture research and monitoring in Oman

Vultures in crisis: poachers and poison threaten nature’s garbage disposers

Just doing their bit for the ecosystem. Image by J.J.Musgrove

Vultures are nature’s garbage disposers. They’re perfectly adapted to keep the environment clean and healthy by efficiently locating and consuming carcasses, recycling energy through the food web and preventing the spread of diseases. It’s an unpaid role. […]

Egyptian Vultures wintering in Extremadura (Spain): a summary

The Vulture Conservation Foundation and the Regional Government of Extremadura (GOBEX) have been monitoring a unique population of wintering Egyptian vultures in Extremadura, and recently presented the results of their work with a poster at the European Ornithologists Union conference in Badajoz (http://www.eou2015badajoz.com).

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New paper published detailing the role of supplementary feeding and the benefit for the conservation of Egyptian vultures in France

Egyptian vultures are declining almost everywhere across their range, and due to that the species is classified as Globally Endangered. However the French population has stabilized in recent years following a significant conservation effort and investment through several projects and initiatives.

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Another Egyptian vulture poisoned in Greece

Only a few days after 70+ Egyptian vulture experts from all over Europe, Africa and he Middle east discussed in Bulgaria how to enhance the conservation of the Egyptian vulture in the eastern flyway (see here), another terrible blow hit the Balkan breeding population – on the 16th July an adult breeding Egyptian vulture was […]