Publication featured by Vulture Conservation Foundation

Our publication on the neck anatomy of vultures (Böhmer et al. 2020 J Anatomy) got featured by the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF). The Vulture Conservation Foundation is an international non-governmental organization committed to the conservation, restoration and protection of the European vulture species: Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus), Cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) and Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus).

All European vulture species have a highly vulnerable status. Threats such as illegal poisoning, lack of food availability and collisions at wind farms and powerlines are putting the recovery of some populations at risk. Working together with conservation partners, scientists, charities, governments and local groups the VCF have helped create some significant species conservation action plans for vultures. These plans provide information about the status, ecology, threats and current conservation measures for each species of vulture and list key actions that are required to improve their conservation status.

Find out more about the VCF and read the article [here].


Böhmer C, Prevoteau J, Duriez O and Abourachid A (2020) Gulper, ripper and scrapper: anatomy of the neck in three species of vultures. Journal of Anatomy. DOI: 10.1111/joa.13129.

Böhmer C, Plateau O, Cornette R and Abourachid A (2019) Correlated evolution of neck length and leg length in birds. Royal Society Open Science 6: 181588. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181588.

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