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We need to talk about vultures: if effective action is not taken now, many species will go extinct in our lifetimes. Griffon Vulture © Kdsphotos / Pixabay

One big plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by...

Thu, 12/10/2017
International commitment is needed now from over 120 countries to ensure the recovery of 15 vulture species
Maasai Mara team during the exchange © NatureKenya

Building communities of passionate...

Mon, 21/08/2017

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the surviva

Une carcasse d’éléphant empoisonnée tue 94...

Tue, 04/07/2017

Il a été rapporté que récemment, quatre-vingt-quatorze vautours africains sont morts ap

Eat Prey Love VULTURES

Fri, 30/06/2017
Christopher Sands explains why vultures are so misunderstood. This article is the editorial of the June edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter. Read it here in full.

Ban Vet Diclofenac!

Thu, 29/06/2017
Today, we launch a new international campaign in Spain, Portugal and Italy that aims to ban the drug that could wipe out Europe’s vultures… just as it has already nearly done in Asia.

Les scenarios pessimistes ne font qu’entraver les...

Fri, 02/06/2017

Aujourd'hui, certains grands titres des nouvelles relatives à la conservation sont domi

Griffon vulture rescued from mistreatment in Morocco pictured in the wild © Rachid El Khalmichi

Showing only “doom and gloom” would cripple...

Fri, 02/06/2017
Studies show that people can be overwhelmed by information depicting the magnitude of damage on wildlife and their habitats, causing the perception of an irreversible and helpless situation.
Le vautour M13 après sa remise en liberté © Rachid El Khalmichi

Le vautour fauve M13 fait le buzz au Maroc: Etes-...

Wed, 24/05/2017
Qualifié de "nicheur abondant dans toutes les montagnes" (Vaucher, 1915), il semble que le vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus) ait été présent autrefois dans la plupart des reliefs marocains. La régression de l’espèce, très nettement constatée depuis 1960, réduit considérablement les chances d’observation aujourd’hui. Voici l’histoire du vautour M13, pour lequel une poignée d’hommes passionnés se mobilisent pour conserver sa liberté.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 8

Fri, 19/05/2017
This week's edition of the 'The Bird Bulletin' is in celebratory mood as the EU officially declares May 21st NATURA 2000 DAY!
Red-headed Vulture © Jonathan Eames

One quarter of Bangladesh is safe from recently...

Mon, 03/04/2017
After successfully banning two drugs poisonous to vultures, Bangladesh is leading the way in Asian vulture conservation, and moving towards banning a third
Griffon Vultures © Markus Varesvuo / Agami

Vultures need you

Fri, 24/03/2017
African & Eurasian Vultures are in severe trouble—most species perilously close to extinction. We're calling for contributions to a new 12-year Action Plan to save them.
Typical wind turbines for generating energy © Samantha Ralston

Kipeto Wind Energy Project could wipe out...

Tue, 14/03/2017
BirdLife International, Nature Kenya, Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and The Peregrine Fund have collectively expressed concern over a proposal to develop the Kipeto Wind Energy Project.
Red-headed Vulture © Shutterstock

Can we bring vultures back to Thailand?

Wed, 08/02/2017
Thailand no longer has any resident vultures - food shortages and hunting led to their extinction years ago. But an ambitious reintroduction project could change that...
Vultures feeding on a carcass at an IBA site on a farm in Chisamba, Zambia, now being targeted as a Vulture Safe Zone ©BWZ

Helping farmers create a safe haven for vultures...

Fri, 27/01/2017
In a bid to secure a safe haven for vultures, BirdWatch Zambia has educated farm owners, managers and workers within the Chisamba IBA to protect natural habitats from man-made threats.
Bearded Vulture © Francesco Veronesi

Saving the vultures of Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21/12/2016
An overview of the vulture species that nest in Saudi Arabia, the threats they are facing and what BirdLife is doing to help them.

Visiting Europe’s ‘Vulture Kingdom’ – welcome to...

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sometimes, I’m very lucky. As a biologist who has gradually migrated from the often harsh, yet beautiful, conditions of fieldwork to the (even tougher!) environment of

The Bearded Vulture – plumes of prophesy?

Fri, 28/10/2016
Pascal Orabi, coordinator of the LIFE GYPCONNECT conservation project, explains how the Raptors Task Force at LPO (BirdLife in France) is working to reconnect...

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture...

Mon, 25/04/2016
Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.