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Quest for Egyptian vultures in Albania 2017

12.05.2017

To continue the tradition from previous years (e.g see 2012 , 2013 and 2014 ), in April 2017 an international research team composed by members of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds ( BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria ), the Hellenic Ornithological Society ( HOS / BirdLife Greece ) and the Association of Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania...

BSPB tagged with satellite transmitter an adult Egyptian vulture in FYR of Macedonia

12.04.2017

Last week a team of BSPB tagged with a satellite transmitter an adult Egyptian vulture in FYR of Macedonia (the transmitter was provided by VCF ). The bird had been found last year near Prilep, where it had lived for a long time in captivity in poor conditions. After being confiscated the vulture had been transferred to the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) in...

Volunteer to save the Egyptian Vulture 2017

06.04.2017

The iconic Egyptian Vulture is the most rapidly vanishing bird of prey in Europe. Your help is needed to secure its future. Volunteers from across the world are invited to carry out monitoring and nest guarding to reduce the risk of disturbance and poaching to nests while the birds are hatching their eggs, to prevent the young chicks from falling from the nest and to...

Egyptian Vulture "landed" in Blagoevgrad on the occasion of the International Bird Day

04.04.2017

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

03.04.2017

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)

22.03.2017

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 ....