Conservation of Vultures in Europe
Riga Zoo’s best contribution to EEP populations is the breeding of Cinereous Vultures (European Black Vultures, Aegypius monachus). Two pairs are raising their young successfully at Riga Zoo and the Zoo’s Affiliate Cīruļi. In 2014–2018, eight Cinereous Vulture young were raised, four of them in Riga, and four in Affiliate Cīruļi. The young vultures were used to form new breeding pairs within EEP. The two young vultures of 2018 were included in the Green Balkans project and released into the wild in Bulgaria.