Life Rupis – Conservation of Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle in the Douro Valley’ (LIFE14 NAT/PT/000855is 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.
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The egyptian vultures are on the map
After their migration journeys started, we can now find all five egyptian vultures on the map.
Life Rupis: a preliminary study on poison cases
Following the meeting held by Life Rupis on November 8, when the project partners met with authorities, universities and NGOs, an informative survey was made of suspected cases of poisoning in the International Douro.
Life Rupis: how we work to benefit the grazing route
As part of the Life Rupis project actions to support livestock production in an extensive production, Palombar, one of the partners of the project, is implementing small demonstration plots with the installation of biodiverse sowings or permanent pastures.