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 Assesor for Ecological Transition of the Government of the Canaries visited the facilities of the La Oliva Biological Centre dedicated to the LIFE Egyptian vulture project

The Assesor for Ecological Transition, fight against the climate change and territorial planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, visited on 31 August 2021 the facilities of the Estación Biológica de La Oliva dedicated to the LIFE Egyptian Vulture project. During the visit, the Assesor thanked the professionals involved in this ... Read more

After the probable killing of the Capovaccaio Isabel, a decisive commitment of the Maltese authorities against poaching is being urged from many sides

Two of the Egyptian vultures released in Basilicata in 2021 as part of the LIFE Egyptian vulture project have undertaken migration to Africa taking, unfortunately, the route that passes through the island of Malta and both have ended up in the crosshairs of Maltese poachers. Lucas miraculously escaped the target shooting and was able to ... Read more

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