LIFE Egyptian vulture project

Measures for the conservation of the Egyptian vulture in Italy and in the Canary Islands

The project

Italy and the Canary Islands: Two very distant and very different places that are home to a small vulture – the Egyptian vulture – whose conservation is seriously threatened by various problems and anthropic factors common to both geographical areas.

The two small and isolated populations were affected by a progressive decline in the 20th century, which dramatically reduced the number of breeding pairs and their geographical territory.

The LIFE Egyptian vulture project was set up to implement concrete measures to help prevent the extinction of the Egyptian vulture in Italy and consolidate the recovery seen in the Canary Islands over the past two decades.


The interventions for the insulation of the electricity lines have been completed in the Canary Islands

In Fuerteventura and Lanzarote there are more and more power lines on which the Egyptian vultures can alight safely. Within the LIFE Egyptian vulture project EDistribución Redes Digitales carried out insulation interventions on 220 supports of the electrical power distribution lines. Electrocution, i.e. death by electrocution, has long been one of the main limiting factors of ... Read more

Monitoring visit 2022, finally back in person

The technical monitoring visit for the year 2022 of the LIFE Egyptian vulture project took place on May 10th in southern Tuscany, finally on-site. The beneficiaries met at the Unione dei Comuni Montani Amiata Grossetana, an istitution that collaborates with ISPRA in the development of various activities and, in particular, in the captive reproduction of ... Read more

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