“LIFE with Vultures” Exhibition: A Five-Year Journey to Save Cyprus’ Griffon Vultures

BirdLife Cyprus and the A. G. Leventis Gallery are proud to announce the opening of the “LIFE with Vultures” exhibition, a poignant showcase of the efforts to save the Griffon Vulture from extinction in Cyprus through a photo exhibition and a documentary screening. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday, 20 June 2024, at 19:00, in the “Constantinos Leventis” Auditorium at the A. G. Leventis Gallery. The exhibition will run from 20 June to 7 July 2024.

The event marks the culmination of the “LIFE with Vultures” project, a five-year collaborative endeavor co-funded by the EU and aimed at safeguarding the Griffon Vulture population in Cyprus. Through targeted actions addressing key threats such as poisoning, collisions and electrocution, along with initiatives to ensure safe food sources and bolster the local population through restocking with birds from Spain, the project stands as a significant milestone in the efforts to save the island’s most iconic bird species from extinction.

Exhibition highlights

  • Photography Exhibition: Featuring stunning photographs by award-winning photographer Silvio A. Rusmigo that capture the magnificence of the Griffon Vulture, its habitat, feeding habits, relationship with humans, and the conservation efforts to save it from extinction.
  • Documentary Screening: A 30-minute documentary that delves into the heart of the “LIFE with Vultures” project, showcasing the challenges, triumphs, and the dedicated individuals who have made this conservation journey possible. The documentary includes interviews and field footage, bringing to life the critical work of preserving this iconic species.

Event Details

  • Opening event (followed by reception): Thursday, 20 June 2024, 19:00
  • Location: “Constantinos Leventis” Auditorium & Claude Monet Hall, Coco_Creativity Centre, A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia
  • Exhibition Duration: 20 June – 7 July 2024
  • RSVP: Please confirm your attendance to the opening by Friday, 14 June 2024, by calling 22455072 or emailing info@birdlifecyprus.org.cy.

Exhibition Contributors

  • Organizers: BirdLife Cyprus and A. G. Leventis Gallery
  • Exhibition Curation: Theodora Demetriou and Katerina Stephanides, A. G. Leventis Gallery
  • Exhibition Design: Angeliki Koutsodimitropoulou
  • Texts: BirdLife Cyprus
  • Photography: Silvio A. Rusmigo
  • Visual material design: Omiros Panayides
  • Documentary: Costas Drakos (Visual Caliber)


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