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No short-term effect of closing a rubbish dump on reproductive parameters of an Egyptian Vulture population in Turkey


Changes in food availability that lead to lower reproductive output or lower survival probability are important drivers of the widespread declines in vulture populations. Permanent feeding stations for scavengers, such as vulture restaurants or rubbish dumps, may have both positive and negative effects on reproductive parameters. The paper “No short-term effect of...

Bright breeding season 2017 in Bulgaria and new challenges for the Egyptian vultures in Greece


In Bulgaria the total number of occupied territories in 2017 was 27 (19 in the Rhodopes and 8 in Northern Bulgaria). The number of occupied territories is 10% less in comparison to 2016 but the number of pairs that started breeding was higher - 23 pairs in 2017 (22 in 2016). The number of successful pairs hasn‘t change between 2016 and 2017 – 20 pairs. In...

Step-Change in International Efforts to Conserve Vultures Takes Flight


28 October 2017, Manila, Philippines – Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) have today taken two momentous decisions to promote the conservation of Old World vultures.   During the last week, almost 100 countries from across the globe have gathered for the 12 th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to CMS, which has been...

A legal shield grants from now on the protection of the emblematic Egyptian vulture in Greece


The endorsement Species Action Plan (SAP) for the Egyptian vulture in Greece has finally become true after the Deputy Ministers of Finance and Environment and Energy put their signatures on the relevant document. This much awaited National Action Plan was published on the 25 th of October in the Official State Gazette . It establishes a set of concrete conservation...

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds will celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary with a new visual identity


As its 30th anniversary approaches, The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds changes its image with a brand new logo. The logo keeps the iconic for the organisation Egyptian vulture from the original one, but the bird is now a heavily stylized and in flight. The new emblem keeps the previous blue shade, but also allows for the interchanging of several...

“Go an extra kilometer for the Egyptian vulture”


The autumn is here, thus the Egyptian vultures have started their long journey to reach Africa which is an ultimate effort of survival. They need to cover around 5000 km of very tough route which demands the best physical condition. Particularly, the migration is hard for juveniles as it is their first journey, very often without an adult custody, flying for 35 days with an...