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Black vulture shot in the Pyrenees

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« on: April 05, 2017, 09:45 AM »
Sad news from the Vulture Conservation Council!

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In November 2016, the last Black vulture settled in the region of Alinyà (Spanish Pyrenees) flew over his territory for the last time. His name was Trasgu, a 6-years-old male that was transferred from a rehabilitation center to the Pyrenees in 2013 and released there as part of the project to reintroduce the species in the Pyrenees (Alinyà and Boumort). That month he was found dead at Alinyà, and the necropsy done at the Wildlife Centre of Vallcalent confirmed the worst fears: Trasgu had been shot dead, in the same area that has seen two other black vultures disappear for the same reason (Orri, that was killed and Alinyà that had to be taken into captivity). The news were kept in secret so that an investigation could start, and were only made public recently – even in the heart of the EU, where species conservation is well understood and supported, the reckless actions of a rogue individual destroyed the efforts and investment of years of work and effort.

More news from this great conservation group here...
https://www.4vultures.org/2017/04/04/a-poacher-kills-the-last-black-vulture-in-aliny%C3%A0-spain/
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 09:53 AM »
After the bad news of the shot vulture, here we have some good news for the project in the Pyrenees to reintroduce the Black Vulture..

Fourteen pairs have begun breeding in this 2017 season, but, as usual in the breeding process of black vulture, not all the pairs do it succesfully, not even experienced pairs. In this way, only eight of them continue in the breeding process. It is not discarded the possibility of some of the pairs who have no succes in the process start breeding again like the recently three pairs formed.

http://en.blackvulture-pyrenees.org/
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