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. Illegal bird-killing still takes casualties every year, something the VCF is fighting hard together with local partners.
The VCF is working on the ground on the European continent, and the adjacent areas. On a more global scale have been working together with local partners and Birdlife really well, in order to protect vultures all around the World. That’s why we also really support this year’s cause of the Champions of the Flyway: the conservation of our African vultures!
If you share the VCF’s concern to the Vultures please support TeamVCF! A like on the official VCF-page on Facebook is also much appreciated! VCF Facebook page
More information on the Vulture Conservation Foundation is available on: 4vultures.org