SEO/Birdlife Spain has declared the “Buitre Negro” (Black Vulture) as the “Ave del Año 2010” (Bird of the Year 2010).
The Cinereous Vulture is the largest raptor in Europe and most European pairs breed in Spain. There, according to SEO, the population has increased from less than 200 pairs to more than 2,000 pairs today.
But there are still threats to the species like poisoning or lack of food.
To find out more about the conservation program for the Cinerous Vulture, visit the website for the Bird of the Year 2010 in Spain:
There is a video and lot’s of information (in Spanish).