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Protecting the vultures in Fuerteventura
On May 19 this year, the baby vulture Tiscamanita, was born at the biological station in La Oliva on Fuerteventura. The chick, which only weighed 63.5 grams, has now grown to a 2.1 kilo bird. The female was released in Fuerteventura last week. This is the second time a captive vulture has been released in the Canaries. Last year, Sirdo was successfully set free.


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05.08.2017 - The endemic vulture species, found only in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, are provided with a chip to allow biologists to track and observe their flight and community behaviour.  Since 2009, there has been an extensive species protection programme for the Canary Islands which includes the targeted feeding of the vulture population, targeted breeding and the improvement of the local infrastructure, for example by eliminating power lines in order to minimise the risk of injury to the birds.

 



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