A joint team, AOS, PPNEA, RAPA Gjirokastër and our local conservation group have started the monitoring of the territories of the 𝐄𝐠𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝗡𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘂𝘀) in Albania aiming to find out the territories used for this year, the number of breeding pairs and the location of the nests.
This monitoring process, expected to last until September, will provide also the number of fledglings per nest or the reproduction success. This parameter is extremely important because we expect those fledglings would furnish in the near future the endangered population of the Egyptian Vulture in Albania.
On this first monitoring day, started in 𝗗𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆 (𝗚𝗷𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝗼𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗹), the team has managed to find out a breeding pair and we are continuing with our efforts until finding out the exact location of the nest.
At least, 𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 will be regularly monitored this year, while the team will also control other former territories.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗴𝘆𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗩𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗘𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀, needs during this breeding season the help and the conservation measures of the NGOs, local inhabitants and the Albanian authorities to save it from poisoning, the main threat for this symbolic bird of Albania.
This activity was carried out under the frames of the LIFE+ project “Egyptian vulture New LIFE” (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874).