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The handbook for prevention of trafficking in protected species already in Albanian language

26.07.2017

The handbook “Prevention of trafficking in protected species” is already in help of the customs officers, border veterinarians and institutions in Albania. The translation and adaptation for Albania were made within the CEPF project “ Land of Eagles and Castles ” but the activity is a continuation of good practice from LIFE project “The...

Results from early monitoring of Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria and Greece 2017

24.07.2017

In Bulgaria this year 58 different Egyptian vultures were recorded , from which 12 were floaters (based also on data received by FWFF, BPPS and Green Balkans). For the moment, 25 occupied territories were recorded (17 in Eastern Rhodopes and eight in northeastern Bulgaria). The number of breeding pairs was 24, seven of which located in north-eastern Bulgaria and 17 in...

The traveling exhibition and the photo exhibition for the Egyptian vulture are in the Nature Conservation Center

20.07.2017

The new traveling exhibition, created last year under the LIFE+ project "The Return of the Neophron" is in the BSPB Nature Conservation Center "Eastern Rhodopes", near Madzharovo, Bulgaria. This summer residents and guests of the city of Madzharovo can learn interesting facts about the Egyptian vulture and observe the bird in the wild. The traveling exhibition consists of...

Bad news for Egyptian vultures in Spain

14.07.2017

Spain holds the largest population of Egyptian vultures in Europe. Last counts estimate it at around 1.312-1.392 pairs, while the rest of continental Europe only holds an estimated 688- 1308 pairs (1000-2000 pairs are estimated to breed in the Asian part of Turkey). However, the recent news from different regions of Spain indicate that the Spanish population also suffers...

Enforcing stakeholders’ network to tackle the poisoning issue

04.07.2017

The work of Anti-poison canine teams depends a lot on the communication with local people who can provide us with crucial information about poison incidents. In order to act more efficiently, it is very crucial to build a network of possible informants. The WWF team tries to collaborate with and involve in the fight against poison baits many stakeholders and citizens....

The final draft of the Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture is now available

30.06.2017

The Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture ( EVFAP ) was initiated by the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron” (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152) in close collaboration with the CMS-Raptors MoU. The EVFAP development was launched by a Kick-off workshop held in 2015 in Sofia, where over 70...