Waldrapp Project

The Konrad Lorenz Research Station in Grünau, Austria, and the Waldrappteam have been working to restore the mi­gration route of the Northern Bald Ibis since 1997, from Austria to central Italy. Hand-reared Northern Bald Ibises have been trained to follow their human “fo­ster parent”, that flying on micro-flight planes are able to teach them the route from Austria to the wintering grounds.
At the beginning of the breeding season, these animals will be able to get back to the breeding quarters by themselves. This project received the financial support of the European Union in the Life+ Program (LIFE+12-BIO_AT_000143) and com­prehends 8 partners in Germany, Austria and Italy.

Parco Natura Viva is the only Italian partner, and plays an important role in the anti-poaching campaign, as illegal hunting is one of the major thre­ats of this species during the migration in Italy. Parco Natura Viva is also involved in the Proyecto Eremita and a group of captive-born Northern Bald Ibis was re­leased into the wild in Spain.
 
With 50% contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union (LIFE+12-BIO_AT_000143)
logo_life.jpg


migrazione_2016_4.jpg
migrazione_2016_3.jpg
migrazione_2016_1.jpg
migrazione_2016_2.jpg
ago22a.jpg
ago22b.jpg
sett06a.jpg


logo_epu_wt_raw.jpg
With 50% contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union
(LIFE+12-BIO_AT_000143) 
logo_life.jpg