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Spring raptor migration at Jbel Moussa in 2017 (report)

Census of vultures and other raptors in the 2017 prenuptial migration on the southern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, Jbel Moussa – Morocco During the spring migration of 2017 at Jbel Moussa, and depending on the prevailing weather conditions and in particular with moderate westerlies, the census was carried out during 64 days from… Read More »

Release of 5 Griffon Vultures at Jbel Moussa: first step for the reintroduction

The High Commission for Water, Forests and Desertification Control (HCEFLCD) in close collaboration with the National Zoological Park and GREPOM/BirdLife Morocco has released five Griffon Vultures into the Nature Reserve of Jbel Moussa on 7 February 2017. This release operation was intended by the Forestry Administration to be the basis for launching in the long-term… Read More »

Rüppell’s Vulture wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa

Over five thousands Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) migrate through northern Morocco twice a year, and an increasing number of Rüppell’s Vultures (Gyps rueppelli) are also migrating through the region (a paradox, since the latter species is declining in its West African breeding areas from where these vagrants are coming). Some of these vultures can end up… Read More »

Dangers of migration: Griffon Vulture ‘MA4’ died in Spain after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

MA4, the young Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa on 24 May 2015 (photo 1) was found dead at Tarifa island, southern Spain on 14 August 2015. After it was wing-tagged, MA4 stayed locally 3 days at Jbel Moussa roosting with other vultures. Javier Rivas Salvador found the dead vulture at Tarifa island… Read More »

The Griffon Vulture wing-tagged and released at Jbel Moussa

The saved vulture was successfully released (see below). El buitre salvado fue liberado con éxito (ver más abajo). :النسر الأسمر تم ترقيمه ثم إطلاق سراحه بنجاح في محمية جبل موسى كما كان منتظرا تمت يوم الأحد 8 مارس عملية إعادة النسرالأسمر (الذي شاركنا قصته معكم الاسبوع الماضي) إلى البرية بنجاح بعد إعادة تأهيله جراء تعرضه لماس كهربائي أثناء مروره… Read More »