Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

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Release of Cinereous, Griffon and Rüppell’s vultures at Jbel Moussa after wing-tagging

Wing-tagging and release of Cinereous, Griffon and Rüppell’s vultures at Jbel Moussa on 17 August 2018. This operation was organised by the Moroccan Forestry Administration (HCEFLCD) in collaboration with a number of national institutions and NGOs. Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus): This bird was found at Khmis Anjra, located some 30 Km south of the Strait …

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Griffon Vultures released at Jbel Moussa: first step for the reintroduction

The High Commission for Water, Forests and Desertification Control (HCEFLCD) in close collaboration with the National Zoological Park and GREPOM/BirdLife Morocco has released five Griffon Vultures into the Nature Reserve of Jbel Moussa on 7 February 2017. This release operation was intended by the Forestry Administration to be the basis for launching, in the long-term, …

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صيادون يقتلون النسر الأسمر المحمي في شمال المغرب

Hunters shot dead a Griffon Vulture in northern Morocco and its consequences (see below the video). مرة أخرى النسر الأسمر يقع ضحية صياد جاهل أو مغرور. لمذا قتل؟ هل يؤكل كما يؤكل الحجل مثلاً، أم أنه طائر ضار قد أضر بالفلاحة وما إلى ذلك؟ لا ثم لا. هذا الطائر و جميع انواع النسور الاخرى تتغذى …

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Vulture migration at the Strait of Gibraltar, November 2015

A summary of vulture migration census during November 2015 at Jbel Moussa and Punta Cires (Dalia beach) on the southern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, northern Morocco: 4 November: More than 400 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) crossed the Strait of Gibraltar this day at Jbel Moussa and Punta Cires. They were first detected (by …

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3500 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar at Jbel Moussa

More than 2300 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco in about one hour this morning. They were seen as they arrived above Jbel Moussa by Rachid El Khamlichi. At the time of writing this (12h45), some smaller groups are still crossing. By late afternoon, over 3500 Griffon Vultures have …

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Griffon Vulture ‘MA4’ died after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

MA4, the young Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) was wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa last May by Rachid El Khamlichi with the help of José Antonio Sarrión Salado who was present there that day (photo above). After it’s wing-tagging, MA4 stayed 3 days locally at Jbel Moussa roosting with other vultures. On 14 August 2015, Javier Rivas …

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Wing-tagging of Vultures launched in Morocco

The saved vulture was wing-tagged and successfully released (see below). النسر الأسمر تم ترقيمه ثم إطلاق سراحه بنجاح في محمية جبل موسى كما كان منتظرا تمت يوم الأحد 8 مارس عملية إعادة النسر الأسمر (الذي شاركنا قصته معكم الأسبوع الماضي) إلى البرية بنجاح بعد إعادة تأهيله جراء تعرضه لماس كهربائي خلال مروره بشمال مدينة طنجة …

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