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.
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ObservArribas is just around the corner!
The 1st edition of Observarribas, a festival of bird watching and outdoor activities on the spectacular cliffs of the Douro, and organized as part of the Life Rupis project, will take place next weekend.
Two adult Egyptian vultures have been captured and tagged in the Douro – another great milestone in the LIFE RUPIS project
VCF shared the news on the two new egyptian vultures tagged this week in the International Douro area.
Adult Egyptian vulture found weakened in the Douro – after quick rehabilitation, it was released in the area with a tag
On May 28, a weakened adult Egyptian vulture was picked up by an inhabitant of Poiares, near the Douro canyon. The person immediately alerted ATN, our local partners within the LIFE RUPIS project, and the bird was promptly transported to CERVAS, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Gouveia.