Rangers in Gamla National Park in the Golan Heights attempt to revive vulture population, badly damaged by mass poisoning.
By Eli Ashkenazi

Gamla National Park rangers will release Sunday vultures into the wild, as part of Israel Nature and Parks Authority to increase the population of the vulture population in the area.

The project began in 2007 following a mass poisoning of vultures in the park. Of the 22 vultures that had previously nested in the park’s territory, only 11 survived the poisoning, a fact which jeopardized the future of the vulture colony.

Park officials placed transmitters on two of the vultures that are to be released on Sunday.