The Red Kite was a breeding species in Tuscany but died out in the 20th century, mostly due to poaching.
A new reintroduction project started releasing birds using the same technique as was used successfully in the UK. The young were taken from healthy populations in Switzerland and Corsica. In 2007 and 2008, 26 Red Kites were released.
In 2009, another 20 birds were released.
This video from Youtube shows some beautiful scenes with the birds:
More videos can be found on Youtube.
The project website (in Italien) is:
An English PDF can be found here: