I have updaded my main info page for the bearded vulture over at Wildside Holidays to include the information about the reintroduction program in the Maestrazgo area…..
Bearded vultures in Maestrazgo
The Maestrazgo global geopark lies between Zaragoza and Teruel in a very mountainous region at the eastern end of the Iberian System. This makes it an ideal habitat for the reintroduction project for the bearded vulture.
Ereta and Espèrit, the latest Bearded Vultures released
Following the reintroduction efforts in Maestrazgo on 17 May 2022, Parc Natural de la Tinença de Benifassà welcomed two new Bearded Vultures coming from captivity. The two young hatched in captivity within the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network, coordinated by us at the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) on behalf of EAZA’s EEP (Bearded Vulture EEP). The female, Ereta, came from our Bearded Vulture captive breeding centre of Guadalentín (Jaen) and the male, Espèrit, hatched at the Richard Faust Zentrum Specialised Breeding Centre (RFZ) in Austria. Both of them were taken to the hacking, a facility with an artificial nest, where they could grow and develop their flying skills while getting acclimatised to their new landscape.
Full article here at the VCF website: https://4vultures.org/blog/update-on-the-bearded-vulture-reintroduction-project-in-maestrazgo/