Life Rupis – Conservation of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in the Douro Valley’ (LIFE14 NAT/PT/000855is a transboundary conservation project, with a duration of 4 years (2015 – 2019), co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE Programme funding instrument. 

The project, which takes place on the Portuguese-Spanish border,across the protected areas of the International Douro River, the valley of Águeda River, and Arribes del Duero, aims to strengthen the populations of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in these areas by reducing mortality and improving breeding success. Other raptor species like the Black Vulture and the Red Kite will also benefit from the project actions.

Miranda do Douro, Portugal | 25 to 27 May 2018

Life Rupis and the Municipality of Miranda do Douro invites everyone to participate. Online registrations until 18th May. 

Join us. The birds of Arribas do Douro are waiting for you.
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Visit from the European Commission
This month, LIFE Rupis welcomed Sara Barceló, from NEEMO, which monitors LIFE projects on behalf of the European Commission.
Video: on the tail of the Egyptian Vultures
On International Migratory Bird Day, a video showing the routes taken from June 2017 to April 2018 by some of the Egyptian Vultures tagged with GPS transmitters as part of LIFE Rupis.
Rupis Egyptian Vulture reappears in the map!
Rupis was the first Egyptian Vulture to be equipped with a GPS emitter under LIFE Rupis, in July 2016. However, since Dec. 2017, that we had no sign of Rupis. Could there be any problem with the emitter or could it be dead? Rupis surprised everyone when he broadcasted again in the Natural Park of Arribes del Duero, last weekend!