Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, big bird of prey sitting on branch, green mountain, nature habitat, Madzarovo, Bulgaria, Eastern Rhodopes. Wild vulture, sitting on tree trunk, forest habitat

On the event of World Migratory Bird Day, SPNL would like to introduce you to the magnificent Egyptian Vulture

To save an endangered species, the Egyptian Vulture, institutions and organisations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa have joined forces proving that political borders do not exist in these efforts. All of them have united under the project “Urgent Actions to Strengthen the Balkan Population of the Egyptian Vulture and Secure Its Flyway” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874), abbreviated to Egyptian Vulture – New LIFE Project, launched in July 2017 with financial support from the EU’s LIFE Programme Union and the co-financing AG Leventis Foundation, Green Fund and the MAVA Foundation.
SPNL is part of this huge ambitious project. We’ve conducted research and collected useful data on the situation of this magnificent bird on its passage migration route over Lebanon.
In the link below you can see a livestream Video footage of a wild nest of this endangered bird.
What’s interesting (and sad) is that there’s evidence of this very important bird nesting previously in Lebanon before our local population was exterminated (probably shot or poisoned).
Will we ever see this bird nesting again in Lebanon? Nobody knows, but there’s always hope.
Happy World Migratory Bird Day.

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