Three captive bearded vultures die because of West Nile virus – a serious threat for the International Bearded Vulture captive breeding program

The Vulture Conservation Foundation manages the captive-breeding stock of bearded vultures for reintroduction, under a remit from EAZA – the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. This network is at the base of the successful reintroduction projects ongoing in the Alps (where last season we had a record breaking year), Andalusia (now with two […]

West Nile Virus blamed for death of dozens of Bald Eagles In Utah, USA

It has now been officially confirmed by state wildlife officials in Utah that a wintertime outbreak of West Nile virus has has been responsible for the deaths of more than two dozen bald eagles in Utah and thousands of water birds around the Great Salt Lake. […]