Since 2020 Berchtesgaden National Park is cooperation partner (together with the Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e. V.) in an international project for the resettlement of the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) into the European Alps. In 2021 the first two young vultures have been successfully released in the Klausbach Valley within the Park. On June 9th 2022 two more vultures will be released into the wild in the same area. This project is laid out for at least 10 years.
Presupposed a high enough breeding success in the european breeding stations, the release of 2 – 3 birds each year is planned. Priority objective is to finally close the gap of individuals and breeding pairs between the balkan and the alpine population. Subordinated objective is to establish breeding Bearded Vultures in the Bavarian Alps in the future.
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Photo by © Hansruedi Weyrich