The monograph "The bearded vulture in Spain – Reproductive population in 2018 and monitoring method” has been edited by the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) and aims to become a bibliographic reference that contributes to define the bases for future conservation strategies of the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus).
The work is the result of a meticulous work of data and information collection with the aim of synthesizing everything we know about the population status, distribution and reproductive parameters of the bearded vulture until 2018. Thus, it collects data on the actions carried out through the Recovery Plans of the species in the regions of Navarra, Aragón and Catalonia, as well as the actions promoted by the Strategy for the Conservation of the Bearded Vulture in Spain, coordinated by the current Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
It also includes data obtained in the framework of reintroduction projects coordinated by the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Regional Government of Asturias. The editors' objective is to update it every 10 years, as it happens with national monitoring actions for other species of vultures, in order compare the population trend of the bearded vulture with that of the rest of European vultures.