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Alliance along 14 countries to ensure a safe migration flyway for the Egyptian Vulture


To save an endangered species, the Egyptian Vulture, institutions and organisations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa have joined forces proving that political borders do not exist in these efforts. All of them have united under the project "Urgent Actions to Strengthen the Balkan Population of the Egyptian Vulture and Secure Its...

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...

International Egyptian Vulture Workshop was held in Turkey


Between October 6 and 7 in Beypazari, Ankara, Turkey, was held an international workshop within the LIFE project "Egyptian vulture New LIFE”. The workshop was organized by the Doğa Derneği / BirdLife Turkey (DD) and aimed to exchange information and experiences on the status, threats and practices for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture. It was attended by 15...