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.

News

The Egyptian vultures Clint and Birba have arrived in Mali!

Do you remember Birba and Clint, born at CERM in May 2020 and released in Basilicata on August 15th? Well, they both successfully completed the migration and reached Mali! They did not travel together but they have travelled an almost identical route that has brought them to what will probably be the main sub-Saharan area ... Read more

Clint: from egg to Sahara desert in 100 days

Clint, born at the CERM on 31 May 2020 and released in Basilicata on 15 August together with three other young Egyptian vultures, is making his first, long and dangerous migration to the African wintering districts. Starting on August 26 from the release area, in the Murgia Materana Regional Park, Clint quickly crossed Calabria and ... Read more

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