Bearded Vulture European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) Annual Report 2019

The Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) coordinates the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network (EEP), which breeds the species in captivity for conservation purposes. Captive breeding has played an instrumental role in the restoration of the Bearded Vulture in areas where it went extinct. Today, captive-bred birds are released across several regions in Spain, France and the […]

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Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer

What determines global patterns of biodiversity has been a puzzle for scientists since the days of von Humboldt, Darwin, and Wallace. Yet, despite two centuries of research, this question remains unanswered. The global pattern of mountain biodiversity, and the extraordinarily high richness in tropical mountains in particular, is documented in two companion Science review papers […]

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