L'Altore di a muntagna, lu signore!

The Bearded Vulture being a strictly scavenger bird of prey, situated at the top of the food chain, the decline of this species in Corsica is partly the consequence of a mountain where life is progressively disappearing. The Bearded Vulture is an unfortunate witness of the modifications of the Corsican mountains during the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. It is in this context that the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, which has been monitoring this species for 40 years, has set up a large-scale safeguard programme with the financial support of the European Commission.

The bearded vulture in Corsica

A large-scale visitor!

A Griffon Vulture has been on the island for a few days! This species is normally absent from Corsica but Sardinia has a small population of Griffon Vultures.

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The Bearded Vulture population in Corsica has been in serious decline since 2009. It went from 10 pairs in 2009 to only 3 in 2020. Today, there are between 16 and 18 individuals left. The loss of such a species would have serious consequences for Corsica and for the species in general. We would see the disappearance of an irreplaceable link in the inter-species relations of the Corsican mountains. It would be an inestimable loss for Corsica's biodiversity if a species with a high heritage value such as the Bearded Vulture disappeared.

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