Worldwide, vultures are declining and getting extinct. In southern Asia populations plummeted by 99% due to the vet drug diclofenac. In Africa we are witnessing a dramatic vulture crisis, with species declining and getting locally extinct due to widespread poisoning activity, some of it associated with poaching for ivory. Only in Europe vultures are recovering – 3 of the 4 European species are now increasing, and recolonising former range. We will review the panorama around vulture conservation in Europe and will describe several successful programmes, including several reintroduction projects.
This activity is facilitated by José Pedro Tavares.
The presentation will start on October 4th, 14h30 (Lisbon time), but we recommend that you enter the meeting up to 10 minutes before.
You may enter the meeting using the link: https://zoom.us/j/
or using the following ID: 950 4885 5777
The password is: 362587