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.
In order to save this population, a reinforcement programme is being implemented in the framework of two successive LIFE projects:
LIFE14 NAT/IT/000484 Under Griffon Wings
LIFE19 NAT/IT/000732 SAFE for VULTURES.
This vulture was born in captivity in 2018 and was released in October 2019 in Sardinia. It decided to leave Sardinia on 03/04/2023 and has been staying in Corsica since that date.
He is equipped with a GPS transmitter to track his movements. He also has an orange ring with the code 114 on his left leg.
The SMPNRC, coordinator of the programme Life Gyprescue - Corsican Vulture LIFE20 NAT/FR/001553 GYPRESCUE, is in close contact with the Sardinian LIFE project team to monitor the fate of this vulture on the island. Long live cross-border cooperation!
If you have the chance to observe this vulture (named Caniga, it is a female), do not hesitate to send us your observations and photographs!