Red Kite in aviary, © Guido Ceccolini
Almost the entire World distribution of the Red Kite lives in Europe. The species has declined in many areas due to the intensification of agriculture, electrocution, illegal poisoning and other reasons.
But conservation does work very well for the species in some countries, for example the UK where conservation measures and reintroduction programs in Scotland and England has helped to increase the population considerably.
A new reintroduction program is currently under way in Tuscany (Italy).
Guido Ceccolini explains in a new interview on europeanraptors.org why the Red Kite became extinct the the region and what is done to bring the beautiful raptor back. He also gives some information on other raptors in the area.
The new interview can be found here:
Interview with Guido Ceccolini about Red Kite reintroduction, Lanner Falcons and other raptors in Tuscany (Italy)