The reintroduction of the bearded vulture began thirty years ago. In 2023 the number of offspring in Switzerland has been the highest number recorded since then.
According to the Foundation Pro Bearded Vulture, the successful raising of 25 vulture pairs has been achieved.
The canton of Ticino also had success in raising young animals for the first time. The cantons of Graubünden and Valais had the first successful broods in 2007, after the reintroduction and in the Bernese Oberland a pair has been breeding there since 2019.
As part of the reintroduction program a total of 163 bearded vultures have been fledged, according to the report.
The bearded vulture is highly endangered or extinct in many regions in Eurasia and North Africa. This is why the foundation believes the success of this reintroduction of the bird of prey in Switzerland is so important internationally.
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