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Identification of migration hotspots for the Egyptian vultures from the Balkan population


Тhe Report “Identification of important migration concentration areas of Egyptian vultures ( Neophron percnopterus ) from the Balkan population tracked by satellite telemetry” aims identifying the most important migration bottlenecks and hotspots and where immature birds roam for the four years before they start breeding. Those concentration areas can then be...

Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses


Vultures and eagles are large and impressive raptors that have a special role in the symbolic lore of local communities worldwide. The authors of the article: "Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses. Preserving the Bio-Cultural Diversity of Carrion Eating Birds" examine species folk names, everyday aphorisms, place names, local stories, ceremonies and folklore in...

26 young Egyptian vultures have successfully left their nests in Bulgaria and Greece in 2016


During this nesting season in Bulgaria and Greece were detected a total of 40 territories occupied by Egyptian vultures (33 in Bulgaria and 7 in Greece) - two more than in 2015. In Bulgaria, 28 territories were occupied by pairs and 5 by solitary individuals. Twenty four of these territories were in the Eastern Rhodopes - 21 pairs and 3 solitary individuals, and the other...

Article confirms that lead poisoning is a threat for Egyptian vultures


A new article produced in the framework of the LIFE project "The Return of the Neophron" has been published in the latest issue of "Vulture News", the journal of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group. During the last years, there has been growing concern that vulture species are affected by lead poisoning. There has been much research about this threat among waterfowl...

The 8th Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society supports the fight against poison


The 8th Congress of the Hellenic Ecological Society was held in Thessalonica, Greece, from the 20th till the 23rd of October. Every two years, the Congress brings together the largest part of the Greek scientific community dedicated to the fields of ecology and conservation, and counts with an increasing participation of international researchers. The LIFE project...

The Magical Ring


We present you the third comic of the "Vultures stories", created under the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”. With "The Magical Ring" we tell the story of the Egyptian Vulture named Maya. Unlike the real characters from the previous two comics - " Lazaros " and " Paschalis ", she successfully overcomes the dangers and revived the hope that the Egyptian...