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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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!
Correction of Power Lines to Reduce Bird Mortality
Power lines can be an important mortality factor for raptors, and in particular for target species, such as the Bonelli’s eagle. Minimizing the risks of electrocution or collision is one of the project priorities, in the most important areas for these eagles and for gliding birds, such as vultures.
Lecture on the fight against illegal use of poison in LIFE Rupis
SPEA will present some data on the work that has been done in partnership with GNR / SEPNA, and the LIFE Rupis partners against the illegal use of poison, during the seminar "The role of GNR in the protection of the environment", which will be held on April 10, 2018, in the Auditorium of the School of Education of Bragança.