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A Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), a threatened species.

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is a threatened species. Many conservation programs aim to increase population size by improving survival and reproduction; however, density dependence may confound this approach. A recent study evaluated the consequences of population growth on reproductive performance of Bearded Vultures in the Spanish Pyrenees, and its results suggest that the use of supplementary feeding stations for its conservation should be reconsidered. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications (16:5) in October of 2006.
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Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords conservation,threatened,density dependence,growth rate,population growth,survival,reproduction,pyrenees
Key taxa Bearded Vulture, Gypaetus barbatus
Intended End User Role
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This photograph could be used to illustrate a threatened bird species or as an example of how density dependence may be important for conservation of threatened species.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Bearded Vulture Study and Protection Group
Primary Author email
Rights Copyright 2006 by the Ecological Society of America.
Date Of Record Submission 2008-04-09

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