A sad news coming from the field. In the late evening of 22 July, PPNEA has received signals from locals in the village of Lure, Diber, that the rare Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) staying there, has died because of the collusion in electric lines.
Referring to the locals, this individual has been found in bad conditions more than one year ago closed to a dumping site in the village of Lure, Diber and has been taken and feed for around one month, and afterwards released in the wild. However, even released, this individual has never abandoned the village. This because, it got highly socialised with people and the availability of food in the village.
Griffon vulture, in the past used to breed all over the country, from north to south. However since many years, there has not been any reporting that this species continues to breed. Now only rare vagrants of Griffon vulture can be seen in Albania. The bird in Lure, was the last individual of this species in Albania, that we knew where to find.