Overhead power lines can often have negative impacts for wildlife – especially birds. Collisions with these structures are responsible for the death of millions of birds throughout the world, especially raptors and other large birds, and have the potential to negatively affect their populations. With a continuously expanding power line network, it is becoming increasingly […]
The first 15 Griffon Vultures to support the extremely threatened population of the species on the island arrived in Cyprus in mid-November 2021. This restocking action took place as part of the “LIFE with Vultures” project, which aims to prevent the extinction the Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus from the island and at the same time
Over recent decades, around 40-50 Griffon Vultures have died of poisoning, leaving Cyprus with an extremely low population of just 20 birds. These are losses that could have been avoided or at least, if even one of the perpetrators had been brought to justice, could have contributed in preventing further wildlife poisoning. Poisoning, poaching, trapping,
Supporting vulture recovery, so they can act as nature’s ‘clean-up crew’, is not only good for the vultures themselves, it’s also good for our pockets, according to a new study.
Another annual winter Griffon Vulture census was completed with success last December, with the involvement of the Game and Fauna Service, the Cyprus Conservation Foundation – Terra Cypria, the SBA Environment Department, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) and our team of dedicated volunteers. On the day, a maximum count of around 20 individuals was recorded,
Despite 2020 being an extra challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIFE with Vultures team working to save the vulnerable Griffon Vulture population in Cyprus achieved a lot for the conservation of the species. Research Population Viability Analysis (PVA) A Population Viability Analysis (PVA) was conducted to estimate the extinction risk for Griffon
Kostis’ story began about a year ago, when he/she was still the one and only egg in the nest, and of course, long before we decided to give it the name we did. It all began last January, when, during our winter Griffon Vulture census, we confirmed the existence of two active nests on the
Throughout the world, vultures face severe population declines and local extinctions due to the extensive use of poisoned baits. In addition to this deadly threat, a reduction in food availability due to the decline of extensive farming (and livestock grazing in particular) and the introduction of strict carcass disposal legislation further suppresses their survival chances.
Η χρήση δηλητηριασμένων δολωμάτων (φόλες) είναι τεκμηριωμένα μία από τις σοβαρότερες απειλές για την άγρια ζωή σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο. Αν και παράνομη σε Κύπρο και Ευρώπη, η χρήση δηλητηριασμένων δολωμάτων αποτελεί επίμονο πρόβλημα της κυπριακής υπαίθρου και αποτελεί την κύρια αιτία για την κατάρρευση του πληθυσμού του Πυρόχρου Γύπα Gyps fulvus στην Κύπρο. Στο