Life Rupis – Conservation of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in the Douro Valley’ (LIFE14 NAT/PT/000855) is a transboundary conservation project, with a duration of 4 years (2015 – 2019), co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE Programme funding instrument.

The project, which takes place on the Portuguese-Spanish border,across the protected areas of the International Douro River, the valley of Águeda River, and Arribes del Duero, aims to strengthen the populations of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in these areas by reducing mortality and improving breeding success. Other raptor species like the Black Vulture and the Red Kite will also benefit from the project actions.

III OBSERVARRIBAS | The Iberian Nature Festival celebrates the unique nature of the Arribas Do Douro.

From May 31 to June 2, 2019, binoculars and photography cameras will once again be the most seen accessories on the streets of Miranda do Douro. For three days, hundreds of birdwatchers and nature lovers will come to discover the birds, landscapes and traditions of the region, in the III ObservArribas: The Iberian Nature Festival of Arribas do Douro.

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Presenting the Life Rupis App
We proudly present the Life Rupis mobile app, which will help you identify these birds in flight, and learn more about their biology and ecology. In it, you'll find advice on how to get to know and enjoy birdlife
Egyptian-vulture friendly treats go on sale in Lisbon
Some of the products from members of the Egyptian vulture-Friendly Landowners network are now available in the Portuguese capital.