Maria is a female Griffon Vulture that we have been tracking for four years. So far we have collected as many as 25,600 GPS points, with all the data on her movement and behavior such as speed of movement, height, places where she rests, feeds, but also of her overall “Home Range”.
She has been in the monitoring program practically since hatching, when se was marked on the nest at Zlatarsko jezero, June 1, 2017. by the Foundation’s Marking team, with metal and color rings, and for easier identification on the left wing there is also a yellow-blue marker marked “06”.
In January of the following year, she was found by an exhausted Mr. Zoran Rajičić from Čačak, so on January 24, 2018. placed in the Vulture’s Center in Uvac. When she recovered, she was equipped with a satellite transmitter and on September 1, 2018. was released during the celebration of the International Vulture Awareness Day on Uvac.
During these 4 years, Maria did not undertake long wanderings, nor did she leave Serbia, but she did fly over the territory in search of food. She is the first Vulture whose behavior we were able to track with satellite telemetry until
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation Belgrade traditionally celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day in Serbia. The central manifestation will be organized in the most significant colony of Griffon Vultures in the Balkans in the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”. We have prepared a series of events including the release of vultures from the recovery center. This year, International Vulture Awareness Day will be celebrated on September 3, 2022.
Fondacija za zaštitu ptica grabljivica je obeležila 28 godina postojanja i rada na zaštiti beloglavog supa tradicionalnom posetom Specijalnom rezervatu prirode “Klisura reke Trešnjice”.
Grupa od 50 ljudi je uživala po prelepom danu u rezervatu, a beloglavi supovi su dali doprinos ovom događaju. Jato od 22 ptice je u znak pozdrava letelo iznad glava posetilaca na opšte oduševljenje. Učesnici su poželeli i uspešno odrastanje pilićima koji su sada na gnezdima.
It is our great pleasure to inform you that the paper has been published: “Genetic Diversity Analysis of Mitochondrial Cytb Gene, Phylogeny and Phylogeography of Protected Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) from Serbia” in which the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation also participated.
You are able to a look at the paper HERE… »
Citation: Davidović, S.; Marinković, S.; Kukobat, M.; Mihajlović, M.; Tanasić, V.; Hribšek, I.; Tanasković, M.; Stamenković-Radak, M. Genetic Diversity Analysis of Mitochondrial Cytb Gene, Phylogeny and Phylogeography of Protected Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) from Serbia. Life 2022, 12, 164. https://doi.org/
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation, in cooperation with Publikom, has published a calendar for 2022 with selected photographs of birds from the XVII competition “Birds in Action”. The calendar is also in memory of Predrag Bata Ristanovic, one of the founders of the Foundation and the creator of the “Birds in Action” project.
Calendars can be purchased at a price of RSD 500.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Foundation’s office (142 Bulevar Despota Stefana, Belgrade) or ordered by payment to the Foundation’s account (No. 325-9500900016839-20, Foundation for the Protection of Birds of Prey, 142 Despot Stefan Boulevard, Belgrade, marked “Purchase of calendars for 2022”). By purchasing calendars, you are helping the Foundation’s work on the protection of endangered species.
Secretary, Vuk Popić
The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation
Bulevar Despota Stefana 142