Take part in the 2nd European Vulture Conference in Caceres, Spain

From 14 to 17 November 2023, a significant event took place: the 2nd European Vulture Conference in Cáceres, Spain, which brought together over 400 specialists worldwide working on the study and conservation of vultures.

The main organizers were the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) supported by Junta de Extremadura, Cáceres Provincial Council, Extremadura Birding and funded by the LIFE Aegypius Return project, LIFE programme, Natura 2000.

Representatives of Green Balkans and FWFF (Hristo Peshev), part of the “Life for the Bearded Vulture” project team – presented the achieved results and successes, as well as the upcoming tasks related with the activities for the Cinereous and Bearded vultures. Representatives of the project gave the following presentations:

  • Reintroduction of large vultures in Bulgaria, by 2023
  • Griffon and Cinereous Vultures delayed release of captive-bred
    individuals in reintroduction programmes in Bulgaria
  • GPS tracking data relates vulture mortality due to acute intoxication at a considerable distance from the site of poisoned bait consumptionMany new contacts were made with vulture experts and vultures-lovers colleagues. The team personally thanks the representatives of Extremadura and Andalusia, from where rehabilitated Cinereous vultures will be delivered to support the population in Bulgaria.After the presentation days, the program was followed by a field visit to the iconic sites where vulture conservation activities are carried out in Extremadura. Our project team chose to visit the Sierra de San Pedro.

The LIFE program of the European Union finances the “Life for the Bearded Vulture” project (project 101113869 LIFE22-NAT-BG-Bearded Vulture LIFE).

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