Yesterday, after a fantastic flight, we arrived at Valle Gaffaro! When we departed with 23 birds, about 90 visitors were present. Unfortunately, both Giulietta and Mali are still missing; Cannella was transferred to our destination by car because of her injury.
After an hour there was a short stop-over to collect blood samples for a scientific project. In total we flew about 3:45 hours to Valle Gaffaro.
Start of one of the largest european species conservation projects
The Northern Bald Ibis is a migratory bird which was native in Central Europe until the 17th century, before it became extinct due to the huge hunting pressure. Today the Northern Bald Ibis is one of the most endangered bird species worldwide. In the context of an EU project (LIFE+ Biodiversity), with partners in Austria, Italy and Germany, the species is to be reintroduced in Europe.