Egyptian Vulture occurs in Europe, Asia and Africa. The species has disappeared from many areas of its former range. Conservation projects are attempted. Numbers continue to decrease. Major threats are habitat destruction, poaching, poisoning from lead shot ingestion, illegal and accidental poisoning.
■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2007, listed as Endangered (EN).
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme). It is coordinated by Prague Zoo.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as a threatened migratory species.
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex I of EU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the Conservation of wild birds (the Birds Directive).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Accipitriformes – hawks, eagles, kites and relatives
■ Family Accipitridae – hawks, eagles and vultures
■ Species Neophron percnopterus – Egyptian Vulture