Life Rupis – Conservation of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in the Douro Valley’ (LIFE14 NAT/PT/000855) is 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.

III OBSERVARRIBAS | The Iberian Nature Festival celebrates the unique nature of the Arribas Do Douro.

From May 31 to June 2, 2019, binoculars and photography cameras will once again be the most seen accessories on the streets of Miranda do Douro. For three days, hundreds of birdwatchers and nature lovers will come to discover the birds, landscapes and traditions of the region, in the III ObservArribas: The Iberian Nature Festival of Arribas do Douro.

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The mystery of Egyptian Vulture Douro's lost GPS transmitter
Recently, one of the adult Egyptian Vultures we’ve been following for the last two years showed some unusual activity which had us worried. Having travelled over 4,000km to get back to the Douro Canyon, had Douro suffered an injury? Was the bird in need of assistance?
Theatre in nature teaches students about Bonelli's Eagle
Students in the project area had a different lesson this month: watching a play entitled Bonelli's Eagle's Secret Diary and playing the The Secret Life of the Bonelli Family, all in the midst of Nature.