Conservation projects

Conservation projects

Reintroduction of the Bearded Vulture in the Alps
The Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier is a very rare vulture which lives in mountainous areas. It has been extinct on the Italian Alps since the beginning of the last century, mostly as a result of irrational direct persecution by man.
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Experimental release of Black Stork young hatched in captivity
As with other conservation projects for threatened species, various centres and institutions at a European level took action to create a programme of breeding in captivity with the aim of obtaining individuals suitable for release, thus guaranteeing potential support for the...
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Reintroduction of the Ural Owl in the Austrian Alps
While in Eastern Europe and in the northern areas of Scandinavia and Siberia, the Ural Owl cannot be considered rare, in its more western distribution area (Eastern Italian Alps, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic), the species became practically extinct at the beginning of...
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D.R.O.C. Project - Dominican Republic Owl Conservation Project
In 1999, Rolf Krahe, President of the S.C.R.O. (Society for the Conservation and Research on Owls), signed an important project with the Dominican government for the conservation of 4 species of nocturnal birds of prey endemic to the island: the Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops);...
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