Indian courts ban multi-dose vials of Diclofenac – another step in the right direction to save Southern Asia’s vultures from extinction

The terrible consequences of the widespread use of Diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory veterinary drug) to treat domestic cattle in the Indian subcontinent have been largely discussed and documented since the mysterious declines of vulture populations (between 95-99% in less than 20 years) and Diclofenac were linked for the first time in […]

Wildlife in France – Harriers and their protection

The plains of Poitou-Charentes and Vendée whether they be the high open windswept areas such as those characterises by the areas to the north west and west of Poitiers towards Thouars and Parthenay or the vast low open wetlands of the Marais poitevin and coastline are especially suited to certain birds, some of which are […]

The Short eared Owl in Britain

The Short-eared Owl is one of the most persecuted of the owls in Britain, because they breed mainly on upland heather moorland, bringing them into conflict with Red Grouse moorland managers and their gamekeepers. There is a massive wide range in expected breeding numbers from 200+ – 2500+ in a season which […]

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). […]

The Saker Falcon successfully reintroduced in the Western Plain of Romania

One of endangered bird species worldwide, the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug recorded a significant increase in its national population, and specifically in the Western Plain.

By 2000, there was no nesting pair in the area, and in the whole country only a few breeding pairs were known in the M?cinului mountains. In the last century, […]

Three bearded vultures successfully released in Andalucía, Spain

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.

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Pesticides catastrophe: dozens of poisoning birds in the Balkans

You may think that bird species of the Least [conservation] Concern on the European Red List of Birds are not threatened because of the name of the category they are in. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t face serious, often man-made threats to their survival that must be addressed.

A White-tailed Eagle found poisoned […]

Seven more black vultures on the way to France

This weekend (5-6 February) the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) is transporting 7 black vultures (Aegypius monachus from Spain to France. The vultures are coming from Spanish recovery centers in Extremadura and Andalucia, and will be released back in the wild for the reintroduction projects in Verdon and Baronnies – France.

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Swedish Peregrine Falcon captured and then released at Casablanca

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ringed in Sweden was captured in south of Casablanca on 18 December 2015. It was released after negotiations. The information has been transmitted to the Swedish Bird Ringing Centre.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Swedish-born male 3 years 12/18/2015 captured the south of Casablanca. Released after […]

Good breeding season for bearded vultures in the Alps – more pairs (34) and the same number wild born chicks fledged (19) than last year

After becoming extinct by the beginning of the 20th century, bearded vultures started to be reintroduced in the Alps in 1986, in a project coordinated by the Vulture Conservation Foundation, and implemented by a number of partners in 4 countries across the mountain chain. First breeding happened in 1997, and the population has been steadily […]