Reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis in Europe
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.The European Union supports the reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis in context of the LIFE+ programme.