Resettling the Bearded Vultures in the Alps
Bartgeier - Höhenflug auf schwarzen Schwingen
Today there are 52 bearded vultures living wild in the Alps again: in Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland. The efforts for this very successful international nature conservation project come together in the little Lower Austrian town of Haringsee: this is where the breeding station is located. All the stages in the life of the bearded vulture are recorded, from the hatching of the chicks to the preparation for setting the animals free, all the way to their impressive flights through the Alps. But the film also shows how hard it is to breed a species of animal no longer found in the wild, using animals from zoos, and to resettle them in their original habitat.