Every year, Parco Natura Viva celebrates the International Vulture Awareness Day on the 1st
Saturday of the month of September.
Parco Natura Viva got included in the reintroduction project of the bearded vulture of the Vulture Conservation Foundation, and on the 27th of June 2019 Stelvio 50, the baby vulture born in the park in March, was released in the heart of Andalusia, in the Natural Reserve “Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas”.
Parco Natura Viva staff rode over 1,815 kilometres to reach the reintroduction site. Stelvio 50 was put in a crate and carried on the shoulder to the nesting site. From there, he was carried in a bag by a double rope and placed in its new nest, a hollow in the rock wall at 1,350 meters of altitude, where it will still receive food dropped through a tube, to avoid any human interaction.
Before the release, Stelvio 50 was equipped with a GPS tracker, an identification ring and some remiges were bleached to allow an easier identification in flight.
Around mid-July Stelvio 50 has begun making its first free flights.