The first bearded vulture to be released in 2023 has arrived in the Picos de Europa.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the first specimen of bearded vulture for the 2023 season arrived at the hacking facilities in the Picos de Europa National Park. This time, it is a male that was born last February at the Human Isolation Breeding Center (CRIAH), owned by the Government of Aragon and managed by the Foundation for the Conservation of the Bearded Vulture in Pastriz (Zaragoza).
It comes from a high-risk nest located in the Aragonese Pyrenees and is part of a comprehensive bearded vulture recovery program under the auspices of the LIFE Pro Bearded Vulture project (LIFE20/NAT/ES/0001363). This LIFE project, which will extend until 2026, is co-financed by the European Commission, the autonomous governments of Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y León, Cantabria, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge through the OAPN, and Endesa.
After completing its acclimatization period in the hacking (approximately 30 days), this specimen will become part of the wild stock of the Cantabrian Mountains, where a total of 43 specimens have already been released, and three specimens have been born in the wild.
The recovery of the bearded vulture in the Cantabrian Mountains is a medium-term project that requires several years of continuous work in order to ultimately achieve a stable and self-sustaining population in a strategic node for connectivity between the different existing populations.
Read about bearded vultures here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/bearded-vulture-gypaetus-barbatus-quebrantahuesos/
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