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Two Days Vultur-ing
August 30 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Two Days Birding/Vulturing Tour at Drino valley, in Gjirokastra region on August 30-31, 2019
This tour consists on various tourist-cultural activities described in details in the agenda herewith attached.
The goal of such a tour is to promote and support the measures for the conservation of the Globally Threatened Egyptian Vulture (EV), the only nesting vulture in Albania.
The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) has known a global dramatic decline. In the Balkans, in the last 50 years, the population has lost circa 75% of its breeding pairs (bp) and it is now reduced to 55-60 bp from circa 200 breeding pairs in 1970. In Albania the number of territories where the species is present has been reduced by circa 30% in the last 10 years.
By organizing the tour, AOS aims to make visitors and public at large aware of the presence of the Egyptian Vulture in Drino valley, Gjirokastra region and Albania, its importance for the region in terms of symbolism for people, nature, historical-cultural heritage and finally inform and collect support for the conservation measures that are undertaken in Albania and in the Balkans for the safeguard of the species in this very limited time trial.