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The Territorial Politics' Council studies the state of preservation of the Egyptian Vulture in the Canaries

FMHOY - Fuerteventura

LOCAL NEWS FUERTEVENTURAThe Territorial Politics, Durability and Safety Council of the Canarian Government with the General Department of Preservation of Nature, within the development of the project called Life Egyptian Vulture, opened for offers at 34.200 Euros the service that consists in elaborating a study called «Evaluation of the state of preservation of the population of Egyptian Vultures (Guirre - Neophron pernopterus majorensis) in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and the identification of additional feeding locations».

Life Egyptian Vulture is a European project through which The Canaries and Italy join their efforts for the protection of the Egyptian Vulture. Thanks to this project, over five million Euros, 5.084.605 Euros exactly, are destined to the preservation of the Egyptian Vulture in the Canaries and Italy for a period of five years. Out of that budget, 3.813.146 Euros are financed by the European Union.

Created to promote in the islands this majorensis subspecies that is only found in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote and that is listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Threatened Species and in the Canarian Catalogue of Protected Species in the category «in danger of extinction», the European project is also destined to the preservation of the Egyptian Vulture, a species that is considered as threatened in Europe and that is at high risk of extinction in Italy.


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