More bad news from Africa – 87 vultures poisoned to death in Mozambique

Only one week ago we reported on the latest mass-poisoning of vultures in Africa, when 75 vultures and 6 lions were found poisoned in Tanzania. Barely 7 days later, and one day after the world marked the world wildlife day, we are saddened to report […]

New paper: Antibiotics found in carcasses left in vulture supplementary feeding sites in Portugal

Antibiotics have been beneficial for human and animal health. However, an excessive use in livestock and a deficient management of the carcasses that are deposited in supplementary feeding sites can lead to adverse effects in the scavengers that ingest them, as some antibiotics can have adverse impacts on vultures.

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The African vulture crisis continues – yet another mass poisoning of vultures (and carnivores) in Tanzania

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 species of old world vultures – says it clearly: (illegal) poison with poisoned baits (often against predators of livestock) is the […]

Egyptian vulture ‘Douro’ has now crossed the Atlas Mountains and is around Marrakesh – soon he will be in Gibraltar

Douro – an Egyptian vulture captured and tagged at the Escalhão supplementary feeding sitelast June in the framework of the project LIFE Rupis , and that has spent the winter in the border between Mali and Mauritania, will cross into Europe in the next few days – he was […]

Cinereous vulture tagged and released back to the wild in Jordan

 

We have recently written about the first ever cinereous vulture which was tagged in Jordan – we now a nice video done by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan about this (see above).

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Bearded vulture Roc Genèse is in Buseu,in Catalonia !

Roc Genèse, the first wild bearded vulture nestling ever tagged in the French pre-Pyrenees, is now in Buseu, in Catalonia – where a local NGO is promoting wildlife watching and socio-economic development based on vulture watching (see http://buseu.es/en/ ). There is a vulture watching observatory in there, associated with a supplementary feeding station, that […]

When age does not matter – 48 years old bearded vulture is still breeding

Vultures are long lived birds, and in captivity some birds may reach a very respectable age, around 50 years. Now, a 48-year-old male in the bearded vulture captive breeding networks is breeding – with a new mate too.

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Good news from the Alps – early start of the breeding season and already two new pairs of bearded vultures!

While the captive bearded vultures are keeping us really busy, their wild cousins are also breeding across European mountains. The first egg in the wild was registered one month later than the first clutch in captivity (Haringsee, 20.11.2017) – our Italian colleagues reported that the breeding pair in […]

More Andean condors poisoned in Colombia, while Carbofuran confirmed in Argentina

At the same time that the results of the toxicological analysis from 34 Andean condors found poisoned in Argentina some weeks ago was revealed – indicating carbofuran had been used, colleagues in Colombia found two more Andean condors dead – in a country where there are only 100 left in the wild (see photo). […]

The first captive bred bearded vulture of the 2018 season hatched in Haringsee (Austria)

Two days ago the first baby bearded vulture of the year hatched in Austria. As it often happens, it came in the middle of the night – at 4:00 a.m. on the 25th of January the first chick started to peck the egg at the […]