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First data from the field studies of the Egyptian Vulture population in Niger


The ‘White Vulture’: that is how the Egyptian vulture (EV) is called among local population in Kéllé and its surroundings, in the Zinder region. This area is known for harbouring the sacred bird because of its numerous cliffs, which constitute the perfect habitat for this specie. Also, it is with enthusiasm that we went there on the first SCF...

Identifying critical migratory bottlenecks and high‐use areas for the Egyptian Vulture


The Egyptian vulture traveled as far as 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) in a single migration, at up to around 223 miles (360 km) per day. The vultures are just one species out of around 35 large soaring bird species that migrate along the Red Sea Flyway. There are dozens more small birds that migrate here, as well. It’s the second-largest migratory flyway in the...

Workshop on the captive breeding of the Egyptian Vulture shares expertise and best practices


A workshop on the captive breeding of the Egyptian vulture was held between 14th and 18th of May in Semproniano, Italy. Host of the meeting was LIFE project „Measures for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture in Italy and the Canary Islands“. The workshop was attended by experts from CERM – endangered raptors centre, The Pargue Zoo, Izrael Nature and Parks Authority,...

We solved riddles for the “hidden” Egyptian Vulture


For the 6th consecutive year the actions of the Egyptian Vulture pairs' symbolic adoption by the students of five schools in Thrace have been concluded with great success. It was important that not only children but also people from public and private sector embraced the initiative that demonstrates the endangered status of this emblematic species and the efforts to protect...

Poison baits are killing Greece’s wildlife: three Griffon vultures poisoned


A few days ago, the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece was informed by the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna that one of their Griffon vultures fitted with a GPS transmitter had remained in the same location in southwest mainland Greece, at the Agrafa Mountains, for a several days, a highly abnormal behavior for this species usually linked to the death of the...

First results from the breeding season of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Greece


The first results from the monitoring of the species in Bulgaria and Greece show similar tendency in the number of occupied territories and the number of pairs compared to 2017 . The number of occupied territories is 25 for Bulgaria (19 in the Rhodopes and 6 in northern Bulgaria) and 6 in Greece (3 in Dadia Forest reserve, 1 in Kompsatos area and 2 in Central Greece)...