We brought 15 Griffon Vultures from Spain
To save our most iconic bird of prey from going extinct, together with our ‘LIFE with Vultures’ project partners we brought 15 Griffon Vultures from Spain to boost the local population. The vultures arrived at Larnaka Airport (all in good health) last November and were transferred to a special acclimatization aviary of the Game and Fauna Service where they will stay for 5-6 months. Prior to their release, the birds will be fitted with GPS transmitters so we can monitor their movements and intervene in case a bird is in danger. This is one of the many actions undertaken as part of the ‘LIFE with Vultures’ project aiming to save the Griffon Vulture from going extinct, by tackling key threats for the species, such as poisoning, and strengthening the population. Learn more.