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Ground-breaking Flyways Summit Held in Abu Dhabi


From 23-26 April 2018, government, donor, private sector, research, NGO and international convention representatives, from more than 70 countries and 100 organisations, gathered in Abu Dhabi for the first Global Flyways Summit. This unprecedented meeting brought together actors and decision-makers from all eight flyways of the world to address the critical declines in...

NEEMO visited Egyptian Vulture new LIFE project


On 7th and 8th of June, the Monitor of the project “Egyptian Vulture new LIFE” – Mr. Stoyan Yotov from NEEMO together with a BSPB team visited the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre in Stara Zagora, the feeding station in Potochnitsa, Eastern Rhodopes, and the Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park in Greece. The first stop...

First attempt to apply the fostering method in wild Egyptian Vultures to strengthen the population of the species in Bulgaria


"Fostering" has been proved as one of the successful methods for restocking of birds of prey, including vultures. Тhe method represents placement of captive-bred chicks in wild nests with foster parents. Successful application of the method depends on many critical points to be considered, such as the age of both wild and fostered chicks, detailed before- and...

The Rocks of Arda - a future home for young Egyptian Vultures


The meanders of Arda in the Eastern Rhodopes, which have built high rocks on their way, from this year will be a home to young Egyptian vultures as part of the “Egyptian vulture New LIFE” project activities. On 18 and 19 June, a BSPB and Green Balkans team built an adaptation aviary (hack) on the rocks near Madzharovo, which soon will shelter at least 3...

Fighting for vultures in the Balkans


The LIFE project “Egyptian vulture New LIFE” took part in two national seminars in Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, organized by the Balkan Anti-poison project (BAPP) , coordinated by VCF and dedicated to the greatest threat to vultures not only in the Balkans, but all over the world - the poison. The first national workshop took place in Tirana...

LIFE and wildlife crime


Wildlife crime has a negative impact on biodiversity across the world. The illegal killing, trapping or trade of species is putting the European Union’s biodiversity under pressure. In April 2017, the European Commission adopted the “Action Plan for nature, people and the economy” to improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and...