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. […]
Men say that time goes by. Time says that men go by. But some stay – and Juanjo will be one of them.
Juan José Sánchez Artés died last weekend of a heart attack. He was 54 years old, and spent half of his life fighting for vultures and for Mallorca´s biodiversity. He was […]
At one point the majestic black vulture came to within 40 metres of all the vulture experts gathered there, in the veranda of the Hospederia de Monfrague, in the heart of the Monfrague Biosphere reserve, during a pause in the workshop to develop the European, Middle East and Central Asia part of the vulture multi-species […]
An adult male bearded vulture was found dead, poisoned, in late September in Huescar (Granada) – the male was 6 years old. The post-mortem and toxicological analysis done afterwards indicated that it had died after ingestion of carbofuran, a powerful insecticide that has been banned but is often still used illegally to lace baits […]
Recently the VCF website discussed the issue of air strikes between aircraft and large vultures near some Spanish airports. Earlier this week the inevitable happened, a Lufthansa plane landing at Mallorca airport collided with a black vulture (see photo).
The results of the Andalucía action plan for the conservation of the black vulture were made public this weekend by the regional government of Andalucía, in the framework of the celebrations of the International Vulture Awareness Day.
Just a few days after the first flight of the juvenile of the only wild pair of Egyptian vulture left in the region of Lomovete (NE Bulgaria), the hack of the three captive-bred fledglings that were earlier transported to Bulgaria to be released there was finally opened last week.
Captive breeding has had a profound impact in returning the Bearded Vulture back into many former breeding locations throughout Europe
Now that the breeding season in the bearded vulture captive breeding network managed by the VCF has finished, we are also publishing the final results and report for last year´s. As […]