The Cinereous Vulture is the largest raptor in Europe – and also one of the most endangered ones. Due due conservation efforts, the population in Spain has increased dramatically during the last decades.
On Mallorca, the species was almost extinct and at the beginning of the 1980s, only about 20 birds existed on the island. Thanks to conservation efforts and reintroduction programs by the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation, BVCF, the population has now increased to about 110 birds.
The Black Vulture Conservation Foundation has now merged with the Foundation for Conservation of Bearded Vultures (FCBV) to focus on vulture conservation across Europe. The new organisation is called the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF).