One less griffon vulture in Cyprus – only 20 left on the island

Griffon Vulture found dead this week on Zapalo beach in Episkopi, Limassol. The bird had originally been brought to Cyprus in 2012, within the restocking project.

Griffon vultures were on the verge of extinction in Cyprus in 2011 – only 6-8 birds survived […]

Griffon vultures die electrocuted in the Italian Eastern Alps

As the recently approved Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (MsAP) – a blueprint of role world conservation across Eurasia -, electrocution is an important threat to vultures (and other species) worldwide. […]

The “silent killer” decimates vultures in the heart of Europe – at least 15 griffons poisoned in the mountains of Granada, Spain/

The “silent killer” decimates vultures in the heart of Europe – at least 15 griffons poisoned in the mountains of Granada

The Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (Vulture MsAP), approved recently in the conference of the parties of the Convention for Migratory Species – a global strategic blueprint identifying priorities and actions to conserve 15 […]

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 […]

Griffon vultures shot in Armenia – parts of the Caucasus and the Middle East continues to be a sink for vultures and other soaring birds

The indiscriminate, widespread and intense killing of vultures, eagles and other birds – now fortunately rare in Europe, continues unabated in other areas, namely in the Middle East, Central Central Asia and the Caucasus – unfortunately illegal hunting is still rampant in some areas, with a strong impact on some populations.

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Spain: An analysis of poisoning cases in the Spanish side of the Douro canyon

The use of poison is one of the main causes of unnatural mortality in vultures, also in the Iberian Peninsula. The use of poison baits has been illegal for more than three decades, but unfortunately continues to be a relatively frequent practice, primarily for the control of predators. […]

Griffons in peril in Cyprus – only 21 birds left and no breeding in the last two years

Photo: Dave Walker/BirdLife Cyprus

The griffon vulture Gyps fulvus is the largest and arguably the most impressive bird species found on the island of Cyprus. As is sadly the case with many vulture species around the world, the population of griffons in Cyprus is in a bad way. The earliest […]

24 griffon Vultures from Extremadura (Spain) on the way to Sardinia (Italy)

The Vulture Conservation Foundation is currently transporting a group of 24 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) from Extremadura (Spain) to Sardinia, for a restocking project in Porto Conte Natural Park, funded by the EU LIFE fund.

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Two more griffons electrocuted in Andalusia

The range of threats affecting vultures is relatively well known, and indeed has been thoroughly discussed in the Vulture multi-Species Action Plan that the VCF has been co-drafting on behalf of the Convention for Migratory Species (CMS), to be presented and adopted at the Conference of Parties later this year. Poison is still the […]

“Who tagged this griffon?”

This question is asked countless times in the specialized email lists or fora– Griffon vultures in Europe are partly migratory, and movements of tagged griffons across borders are a daily occurrence – especially in the autumn.

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