At the beginning of November, Rewilding Portugal confirmed the existence of a colony of cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), which confirmed reproductive success in several pairs in the Malcata Reserve. This is excellent news for a species that is still critically endangered in Portugal and of which only about 40 couples are known, distributed in two main colonies in the Tejo International Natural Park and in Alentejo.
October 27th will be marked as another moment that has some much of unusual as magical (something that nature get us used to with its natural unpredictability and magnificence): the return to nature of the cinereous vulture called Fado, in a beautiful irony of fate.
Brava is one of the griffon vultures that has been monitored for the longest time under the project Scaling Up Rewilding in the Greater Côa Valley. The information that is being collected about Brava and others allows us to collect important information for the knowledge and conservation of the species, such as its eating habits, and the places it chooses as its roost.
The increase complaints of vulture attacks has caused several moments of tension among local communities. It is increasingly important to analyze situations individually and unite the various stakeholders to find solutions that avoid situations like these and that can improve coexistence between species and the surrounding local communities.
WILDLIFE Portugal is a partner of Rewilding Portugal and Rewilding Europe, and is a touristic operator focused on nature tourism activities in Portugal. Fernando Romão is the face of this business and talks about the work that is being developed