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.


Two more Egyptian vultures freed in Italy in 2022

In August 2022 Tommy and Victor were released in Basilicata, in the Murgia Materana Park, they were both born at CERM Centro Rapaci Threatened at the beginning of June 2022. The release took place in the same area where four other young Egyptian vultures were released in May 2022.   Tommy was released on august ... Read more

Sara and her two children

Sara has raised two children who are now almost ready for fledging. The extraordinary news of her reproduction is made even more exciting by the fact that she managed to raise two young, as was recently ascertained thanks to the surveillance of the nest, located in Basilicata, which was carried out from a great distance ... Read more

Life Egyptian Vulture