The Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) is an international NGO committed to the conservation of the European vulture species: Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), Cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) and Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus). The VCF has extensive experience in the protection of vultures in their natural habitat. All European vulture species have a highly vulnerable status, and their distribution ranges have been severely restricted in the last century.
Threats such as illegal poisoning, poaching, lack of food availability and collisions at wind farms and powerlines are putting the incipient recovery of some populations at risk. Vultures require large natural areas of good quality habitat, which is increasingly difficult to find in the humanized European continent. Protecting vultures therefore means protection of the entire European mountain ecosystems. Safe Flyways are of enormous importance to the vultures. Although Egyptian vultures are the only real migratory species, the other vulture species travel huge distances, mainly at a young age. Illegal bird-killing still takes casualties every year, something the VCF is fighting hard together with local partners.
One of the measures taken, is to raise awareness to the importance of safe Flyways. That is why TeamVCF will enter the Champions of the Flyway birdrace! We will try to raise as much publicity as we can using f.i. our Facebook-page! And: as our team consists of experienced birdraces: we sure will have a go at the podium!
If you share the VCF’s concern to the Vultures and the Flyways they, and other species use, please support TeamVCF! A “like” on Facebook to either the TeamVCF-page or the official VCF-page is much appreciated!
More information on the Vulture Conservation Foundation is available on:
VCF Page: www.facebook.com/VultureConservationFOundation
Please donate to our efforts to protect the miracle of migration so we can become Champions of the Flyway!