The export of one Cinereous Vulture from Norway to Spain: assessment of the risk to the survival of the species
The export of one Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) from Norway to Spain is no going to be detrimental to the survival of the species.
That is the conclusion of a scientific risk assessment, a CITES Non-Detriment Finding (NDF), prepared by VKM.
The bird in question is part of a reintroduction program for Cinereous Vultures in Spain. The bird was injured when it collided with a windfarm in Norway. It has since then had surgery in Norway and is now being returned back to Spain.
VKM has assessed data on population size and trends, conservation status, habitat status and other biological characteristics, in relation to the level of international trade and management strategies.
The Norwegian Environment Agency, which is the National Management Authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of fauna and flora, CITES, requested the report.
VKM is the national Scientific Authority for CITES and prepares NDF-reports in line with methodology published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and CITES.