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A bridge connecting history and nature


Under the shadow of Kompsatos bridge , the historical symbol of the Natura 2000 Kompsatos valley, on Sunday 10th of June, 60 citizens from several towns of Thrace (Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Iasmos and Dadia) met each other. All together we learnt about the history of the medieval bridge and importance of the rare raptor and vulture species like the Egyptian...

Egyptian Vulture New LIFE at a festival in Sofia on the occasion of the International Children's Day


The LIFE Project "Egyptian vulture New LIFE" participated in the Children's Day Festival - June 1. The event was organized by the First Seven in Geo Milev Park in Sofia. Thousands of families visited dozens of workshops, including the stand of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds where they coloured a beautiful Egyptian vulture drawing and made a funny...

For the first time - an Egyptian Vulture chick was hatched in the aviaries of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre!


The young bird is an offspring of a pair from the Centre, which for a second consecutive year was trying to breed. On 29 May the chick was hatched, after the Green Balkans team noticed a hole on one of the two eggs in the birds' nest the previous day. After consulting Anton Vaidl from the Prague Zoo, who is in charge of the Egyptian Vultures in the EAZA system, the team...

Volunteer to save the Egyptian Vulture 2018


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...

First flights in the wild of the Egyptian vultures from the adaptation aviary in the Eastern Rhodopes


On May 16, two days after the tagging with satellite transmitters of the four young Egyptian vultures from the adaptation aviary in the Eastern Rhodopes, the door to sky and wildlife was already open. The first one who dared to leave the aviary was the most dominant vulture of the four birds, named Polya like the name of the girl, who observed and fed them for the last...

The Return to the Neophron – one of the Best LIFE Projects for 2016 and 2017


“The Return to the Neophron” is among 28 Best LIFE-Nature / Information Projects for 2016 and 2017! A total of 62 best projects in three categories were selected among 400 others for this period. This is the second huge recognition for the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, HOS, WWF-Greece and RSPB, after last week the project received the...