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

20.06.2018

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

19.06.2018

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

15.06.2018

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...

A bridge connecting history and nature

11.06.2018

Under the shadow of Kompsatos bridge , the historical symbol of the Natura 2000 Kompsatos valley, on Sunday 10th of June, 60 citizens from several towns of Thrace (Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Iasmos and Dadia) met each other. All together we learnt about the history of the medieval bridge and importance of the rare raptor and vulture species like the Egyptian...

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

11.06.2018

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)...

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

11.06.2018

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...