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Old Tuesday 13th April 2004, 14:48   #1
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spanish vultures

nearly 300 vultures have been reintroduced in Italian and French national parks, coming from Spain...this is a great notice isn't it?If we notice that vulture populastion in Italy was nearly unnexistent..
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Old Tuesday 20th April 2004, 16:23   #2
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Welcome to the forum sukomoco.

It would be great if vultures could regain some of the breeding areas they once held throughout Europe. I was very impressed to see such huge numbers of Griffon Vultures across Spain last year and what seemed like healthy populations of Black Vulture in Extremadura. I hope the conservation success in Spain can serve as an example for other countries with vulture populations.

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Old Tuesday 20th April 2004, 18:18   #3
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Hello again sukomoco,

This is good news.

Let's all hope the reintroduction is fully succesful for the long term!
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Old Saturday 24th April 2004, 00:06   #4
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Hi! I'm a bit ignorant on the situation of vultures in Europe, but I still have a question... Do the "spanish vultures" and the "italian/french vultures" are considered the same population? If not, I would see a problem here, due to the fact that the genetic pool of the "italian/french population" will be diluted in the genetic pool coming from elsewhere. On the other side, if they are considered to be the same population, this is very good news!!!
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Old Thursday 29th April 2004, 03:28   #5
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The Spanish vultures are the same subspecies as in Italy & France. No probs there... Also, Vultures are wellknown for flying long distances. Rarely a few even manage to get all the way up to northern Europe! Slowly (very slowly that is, we're probably talking at very least 50-100 years), if given the chance, the Italian/French population would have had a natural input from other populations with a surplus (like the Spanish). So, in this case, we're just speeding things up a bit... helping nature so to speak
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G. fulvus in Peninsular Italy had basically died out. There were a few remaining in Sardegna.
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