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“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...

Ban vet diclofenac!


By Miguel López & Gui-Xi Young, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia   Vultures are declining world-wide, but Europe used to be a safe place. 3 years ago this changed radically when approval was given to the commercialisation of veterinary diclofenac. Today, we launch a new international campaign in Spain, Portugal and Italy that aims to ban the...

The handbook for prevention of trafficking in protected species already in Albanian language


The handbook “Prevention of trafficking in protected species” is already in help of the customs officers, border veterinarians and institutions in Albania. The translation and adaptation for Albania were made within the CEPF project “ Land of Eagles and Castles ” but the activity is a continuation of good practice from LIFE project “The...

Results from early monitoring of Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria and Greece 2017


In Bulgaria this year 58 different Egyptian vultures were recorded , from which 12 were floaters (based also on data received by FWFF, BPPS and Green Balkans). For the moment, 25 occupied territories were recorded (17 in Eastern Rhodopes and eight in northeastern Bulgaria). The number of breeding pairs was 24, seven of which located in north-eastern Bulgaria and 17 in...

The traveling exhibition and the photo exhibition for the Egyptian vulture are in the Nature Conservation Center


The new traveling exhibition, created last year under the LIFE+ project "The Return of the Neophron" is in the BSPB Nature Conservation Center "Eastern Rhodopes", near Madzharovo, Bulgaria. This summer residents and guests of the city of Madzharovo can learn interesting facts about the Egyptian vulture and observe the bird in the wild. The traveling exhibition consists of...

Bad news for Egyptian vultures in Spain


Spain holds the largest population of Egyptian vultures in Europe. Last counts estimate it at around 1.312-1.392 pairs, while the rest of continental Europe only holds an estimated 688- 1308 pairs (1000-2000 pairs are estimated to breed in the Asian part of Turkey). However, the recent news from different regions of Spain indicate that the Spanish population also suffers...