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Egyptian vulture "landed" in Blagoevgrad on the International Bird Day


On the occasion of the International Bird Day the Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History presented during special event the two exhibitions created within the "The Return of the Neophron" – the traveling exhibition of the project and the photo exhibition "The Egyptian Vultures Odyssey". The event was attended by 20 children from 11 primary school "Hristo Botev" in...

An anti-poison unit with a specially trained dog joins the poison detection efforts in Kresna, Bulgaria


The search for poison and poisoned baits in Kresna Gorge has been reinforced by the presence of an anti-poison unit, the only one of its kind in Bulgaria. Bars, a specially trained dog, and his handler Nikolai Terziev from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), who participate in the vulture conservation work in the Rhodope Mountains, arrived in the area...

Public Consultation Exercise: 2nd Draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)


The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU, in collaboration with BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation and the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group, has launched a month-long Public Consultation Exercise on the 2 nd draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) . The consultation period runs until 16 April 2017 ....

Iliaz broke a new record for the Balkan Egyptian vultures


Tagged in 2012 in Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria), now almost 5 years old and the only survivor out of 22 wild juvenile Egyptian vultures marked in the frame of the project “The Return of the Neophron”, Iliaz is now wintering in Boma National Park, South Sudan, just 100 km from Kenya. This is the southernmost ever record of wintering Egyptian vultures from the...

Fate of satellite-tracked Egyptian vultures in the Balkans


This study aims to assess the mortality causes for the Balkan population of Egyptian Vulture along the flyway based on telemetry data. Since 2010, 28 individual Egyptian Vultures have been tracked with satellite transmitters from the Balkans, of which 23 were juvenile and 5 were adult birds. By mid-October 2016, 87.5% of the juveniles had died (n = 21 birds), and 40% of...

BSPB contributed to the preparation of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures


The fourth of a series of regional workshops to develop a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) took place from 6 to 9 February in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was organized by the Raptors MoU. Expert from BSPB took part at the workshop and presented the Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and...