Vulture Conservation Foundation

The VCF is an international foundation committed to the conservation of European vultures: Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), Black vulture (Aegypius monachus) and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). The VCF has extensive experience in captive breeding, reintroduction and protection of vultures in their natural habitats.
The VCF is the leader in all aspects of the conservation of vultures in Europe - has coordinated the highly successful reintroduction of the Bearded vulture in the Alps, and now works in reintroduction projects in Andalusia and Grands Causses, has extensive experience in captive breeding of Bearded vultures and also coordinate the captive breeding networks for the Black vulture and the Egyptian vulture.
The VCF has also been contributing to the reintroduction of the Griffon Vultures to the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria, and of the Black Vultures to France, and is involved in several Egyptian Vulture conservation projects.

The Team

     José Tavares

        VCF Project Manager


    Jovan Andevski

      VCF Vulture Programmes Manager



     Franziska Loercher

        VCF  Scientific and Conservation Coordinator


    Alice Gama

       VCF Financial Manager


     Eleni Karatzia

       VCF Communication Officer