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5:13pm 02/10/2022
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Griffon vultures are to be released as part of an effort to help boost the birds’ dwindling numbers, which experts warn are on the brink of extinction in Cyprus due to poisoning.

15 birds have been returned to the wild in recent weeks, nearly tripling their estimated population to 23.

A wildlife vet holds a Griffon vulture outside a holding pen in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
Griffon vultures sit inside a holding pen before its release in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A Griffon vulture sits inside a holding pen before their release in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A Cyprus Game and Fauna Service officer attempts to catch a Griffon vulture inside a holding pen before it is released in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A Griffon vulture flies in the sky after being released from a holding pen in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
Griffon vultures sit inside a holding pen before their release in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A Griffon vulture sits inside a holding pen before its release in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A Griffon vulture flies inside a holding pen before its release in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP
A wildlife vet directs a Griffon vulture inside a holding pen before it is released in Korfi, southern Cyprus. AFP

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