Thursday, 30 January 2020


Ainara Cortés-Avizanda presented her project on the space use of vultures in Mallorca at the "Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aerea" (AESA).

Monday, 13 January 2020

New press release on Griffon vulture arrival!

The project by A. Cortés-Avizanda was on the news today. An article by E. Soto (here) describes Ainara's research into the possible changes that the arrival of the Griffon vulture in Mallorca can generate. In 2008, pushed by an unusual storm, a group of Griffon vultures arrived in Mallorca and established a new colony.
Natural colonizations of islands are rare and offer an important opportunity to gain information on dispersal, settlement and competition among species.  

Will it compete with the Black vulture ?  
Will framers change their perception on scavangers ?   
Will this natural arrival create a new wildlife-human conflict? 

Stay in touch for the answers.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Master Thesis with the GEDA

Simon Coroller, from the University of La Rochelle, arrived today to begin his Master Thesis within the GEDA during 2020. Simon will investigate the resilience of seabird populations to natural and human-caused perturbations. Welcome Simon!

Lizard campaign just started!

  The first island has been sampled. Likely we had good weather and animals were collaborating. Looking forward to calculate an estimate of ...