Awereness and information resources


Recommended sites

For all you need to know about bird calls, go to

The Red List of threatened species

Protecting a highly threatened species: Site de l'Union Européenne

On the other side of the Alps: (in Italian)

The work of Pascual Lopez-Lopez

The sites of the LPO network



As part of the LIFE Nature LIFE03NAT/F/000103 programme, a range of seminars were held:

on 14th and 15th June 2004, on ‘feeding areas for scavenging birds of prey’,
on 16th and 17th June 2005 on ‘conflicts of use’,
on 22nd and 23rd June 2006 on ‘the risks of birds of prey being poisoned’.
and on 31st January and 1st February 2008, in which the results of the LIFE Nature

The proceedings of these meetings, published by the LPO, can be downloaded below in PDF format (in French):
Proceedings 1 - feeding areas
Proceedings 2 - conflicts of use
Proceedings 3 et 4 - poisoning risks and LIFE results.

A book by Jacques Carlon, Un quart de siècle d'ornithologie en Béarn [A Quarter of a Century of Ornithology in the Béarn Region].
With a preface by Michel Cuisin, this 300-page book is illustrated with drawings and photographs, and provides an overview of the work carried out by the founder of the GEOB [Béarn Ornithological Study Group] since 1980, particularly focusing on Egyptian vultures and booted eagles.

Rapaces nicheurs de France [France’s Nesting Birds of Prey] is a compendium in which 1,700 ornithologists have combined their efforts to cover every region in France and produce the first atlas for nesting birds of prey. This book describes the ecology of and changes to the populations of the 24 raptor species that breed in France. Indispensable to anyone managing wildlife and outdoor areas, this is the essential reference book for studying France’s birds of prey. It is a complete guide for anyone seeking to find out more about these species. It is published by éditions Delachaux et Niestlé and is available in bookshops.

Specific information bulletins on the electricity network and birds have been produced by LPO Mission Rapaces. Entitled Oiseaux et lignes électriques [Birds and Power Lines], two issues are produced every year. The bulletin is distributed to EDF and RTE agents as well as to the ornithologist network.


Publications specifically dealing with Egyptian vultures

The LPO, in cooperation with all the people who work to ensure the conservation of Egyptian vultures, publishes an information bulletin, Percnoptère info; issues can be downloaded from the information section on this page.

A 16-page brochure details the National Plan to Re-Establish Egyptian Vulture, which was implemented by LPO Mission Rapaces at the behest of the French government from 2002 to 2006. With 3,000 copies published, it is particularly aimed at members of the public who may be affected by the presence of the species in the Pyrenees and south-eastern France.

A 7-page brochure details the LIFE Natur Programme for Egyptian vultures in south-eastern France.

A 73-page teaching booklet

A poster providing information about Egyptian vultures.

An exhibition for people working to protect the Egyptian vulture population.



Downloadable documents (in PDF format) and links to external sites.

The effect of human activities on Egyptian vulture breeding success – I. Zuberogoitia, J. Zabala, J. A. Martınez, J. E. Martınez and A. Azkona

Restauration du Vautour Percnoptère dans la communauté de Valence (Espagne) [Re-establishing Egyptian vultures in the Community of Valencia (Spain)] - Article by Clara Garcia-Ripolles, Martin Surroca, Pascual Lopez- Lopez et Juan Jimenez, Quercus issue 255, May 2007 – French translation by Marie-Pierre Puech
Article (in French)

New agreement will lay ‘crucial foundations’ for migratory birds of prey and owls

Observation d'un cas d'adoption temporaire chez le vautour percnoptère [Observing a case of temporary adoption among Egyptian vultures] – by Michèle Corsange, Christian Perennou and Max Gallardo

Interview with AMONODI ABRAHAM TEME and APILEME TEME from Yendouma in Dogon Country, Mali – by Didier Peyrusqué, Warden at the Ossau Nature Reserve
Interview (in French)

Des parasites, des coprophages, des nécrophages et des Vautours percnoptère [Parasites, coprophages, necrophages and Egyptian vultures] – by Anne Gades, Head of Wild Animal Studies at PNR Luberon [the Luberon Regional Nature Park]
Health measures

Suivi du couple de vautour percnoptère de l'Ardèche [Monitoring a pair of Egyptian vultures in the Ardèche department] – by Florian Veau and Michel Mure, CORA
Ardèche monitoring (in French)

Assessment of the merits of a CMS instrument covering Migratory Raptors in Africa and Eurasia – by Graham Tucker and Paul Goriup, The Nature Bureau

Ecological effects of chemical control of rodents and jackals in Israel – by H. Mendelssohn

Migrations and sojourn in Africa of Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus) tracked by satellite – by J. Ornithol

Percnoptère info is the newsletter for groups and individuals who work to preserve Egyptian vultures in France – the links below are all in French
Percnoptère info n°1
Percnoptère info n°2
Percnoptère info n°3 / 4
Percnoptère info n°5 / 6
Percnoptère info n°7 / 8 / 9
Percnoptère info n°12 / 13

Information documents from Vigilance Poison
What to do if a bird carcass is discovered
Investigating the area
Avermectins and milbemycins