Programme for the reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Catalonia

Programme for the reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Catalonia

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Programme for the reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Catalonia

Reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Catalonia.

Geographic scope: 

Lerida (Catalonia)

Results: 
  • In 2015 born chicken and flies the first second-generation.
  • The first wild-born chick in Catalonia was registered in 2010. Since the start of the programme, breeding pairs have given birth to 12 chicks, of which 8 are still alive.
  • 68 individuals released in the Alinyá y Boumort natural reserve, 38 of which - according to current records - are still alive.
  • Installation of 2 artificial bird feeders.
  • Radio-tracking.
  • Publication and distribution of materials regarding the programme.
Period: 

2008-2015

In collaboration with: 
  • Grupo Native Fauna and its Habitat Rehabilitation Group (Grefa)
  • Autonomous Government of Catalonia
  • Association of friends of the Vallcalent Wildlife Centre (TRENCA)
  • Obra Social de la Caixa Catalunya
  • Junta de Extremadura
  • Biodiversity Foundation
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Health and Environment
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