Cinereous Vulture reintroduction in the Pyrenees: First chick hatched

As GREFA writes, the reintroduction program for the Cinereous Vulture in the Pyrenees is going very well. This April, the first chick hatched. This is the first chick in the Pyrenees for more than 100 years.
The goal of this reintroduction project is to create a bridge between the colonies in Spain (mostly in southern and western Spain) and the reintroduced population in France and other European populations.

In 2010, SEO/Birdlife Spain has elected the Cinereous Vulture as the Bird of the Year 2010 in Spain.

At the moment, the Pyrenees in Catalonia are the only region in Europe where all four European raptor species breed close to each other.
The first chick hatching in the Pyrenees is great news for vulture conservation in Europe and another great milestone in the success story of the conservation the Cinereous Vulture, Europe’s largest raptor.

More information (in Spanish) incl. a video that shows the nest with the chick can be found here:

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