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.


Diego flies to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Diego has flown to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The young Egyptian vulture was born at CERM in 2018 and he was released in Basilicata in 2019 by the CERM Association and ISPRA as part of the LIFE Egyptian vulture project. This is the first time such an event has occurred: none of the other 32 Egyptian vultures born ... Read more

Spring brings Diego home again

Diego is back home: after spending the winter in southwestern Sicily, the young Egyptian Vulture made his spring migration and reached the Murge area. Here, in the Murgia Materana Regional Park, he had been released in 2019 and here he had returned also in spring 2020 after spending the previous winter always in the same ... Read more

How to help the Egyptian vulture: a documentary recounts the work conducted in the scope of the LIFE Egyptian vulture project

The story of Clint, the young Egyptian vulture, is the theme of the documentary which tells the activities that are in full swing thanks to the LIFE Egyptian vulture project. The film, produced by E-Distribution and realized by the communication agency Alphaomega s.r.l., shows a lot of practice and little theory, because helping the Egyptian ... Read more

Life Egyptian Vulture