Two griffons born in Amsterdam zoo transported to Sardinia to restock the wild population

Two young griffon vultures bred in captivity in Amsterdam Zoo will soon be released in Sardinia, as part of the LIFE Under Griffon Wings there.

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10 year old Spanish griffon vulture found dead in Bulgaria

First confirmation of an Iberian griffon vulture in the Balkans

Griffon vultures occurred once upon a time in all mountain ranges across the northern and southern Mediterranean, but local extirpations led to their regional or local extinction in many places and countries. […]

Another 22 griffon vultures sent from Spain for reintroduction in Bulgaria

On the 19th of December 2017, a group of 22 griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus)started their travel from Extremadura (Spain) to Bulgaria for a reintroduction project in the Stara Planina Mountains.

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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 […]