Griffon vultures released into the wild

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Photo 1. Griffon vultures at the Rescue Centre waiting for the cage gates
to open to soar up into the sky. (Photo by Sonja Šišić)

GRIFFON VULTURES RELEASED INTO THE WILD

On 16 October 2010, eleven griffon vultures were released
into the wild from the Griffon Vulture Rescue Centre. The Centre mostly
houses, until their full recovery, griffon vultures that have fallen into
the sea or suffered other injuries. Present at this event, which also
had an educational aspect, was the head of the Public Institution “Priroda”.

The Rescue Centre is a part of the Eco Centre Beli, which
the Ministry of Culture has authorised as the national centre for receiving,
treating and caring for protected species of birds of prey, primarily
griffon vultures, that have been found injured, exhausted or poisoned,
or that have been confiscated. Each year, the Centre succeeds in rescuing
and releasing into the wild between 10 and 15 griffon vultures that would
otherwise have died without treatment and recovery.

This year the following griffon vultures recovered and
were released:

– Aslan, found and rescued on Prvić Island. Has a green
ring marked CJS on its left leg.

– Plavac, found on a crag near Plavnik. Has a green ring marked CGI on
its right leg

– Aešna, found on a crag near Kruna, Cres Island. Has a green ring marked
CJY on its right leg.

– Pustinjak, found on a crag at Glavina, Krk Island. Has a green ring
marked CJC on its right leg.

– Palma, found in a cave at Belej, Cres Island. Has a green ring marked
CJD on its right leg.

– Aricia, rescued from the sea near Plavnik. Has a green ring marked CHC
on its left leg.

– Vido, found on a crag on Prvić Island. Has a ring marked CJK on its
right leg.

– Predrag, rescued near Plavnik. Has a green ring marked CHA on its left
leg.

– Lada, found on a crag near Beli, Cres Island. Has a green band marked
CJP on its right leg.

– Đido, found near Valbiska, Krk Island. Has a green ring marked CJR on
its right leg.

– Viridis, found at Lopar on Rab Island. Has a green ring marked CJW on
its right leg.