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Public Consultation Exercise: Draft Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture (EVFAP)

24.01.2017

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU, in collaboration with the EU LIFE+ Project ‘ The Return of the Neophron ’ of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds ( BSPB ), has launched a month-long Public Consultation Exercise on a draft Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture (EVFAP) ....

A journey to the survival

18.01.2017

The idea was so simple and so important too: young people to be actively involved to the survival of the most threatened bird of Greece by disseminating messages on its protection to the local communities.  The journey started 4 years ago when students from Evros and Rhodopes regions decided to help WWF team by supporting its activities for the protection of Egyptian...

The After Life Plan of Тhe Return of the Neophron is ready

11.12.2016

The After Life Plan of the LIFE+ project „Тhe Return of the Neophron“ is ready. It describes how conservation activities for the Egyptian vulture on the Balkans are planned to continue and to develop after the end of the project, and how the longer-term management of project sites will be assured. It provides details regarding what actions will be carried...

New paper reveals how landscape factors affect territory occupancy and breeding success of Egyptian Vultures on the Balkans

27.11.2016

Vultures are amongst the most threatened group of birds on the Planet. They are affected by a large number of threats such as poisoning, electrocution, collision with man-made structures, direct persecution, changes in agricultural practices, landscape composition, and sanitary regulations that can reduce food availability. To formulate effective conservation strategies,...

Identification of migration hotspots for the Egyptian vultures from the Balkan population

22.11.2016

Тhe Report “Identification of important migration concentration areas of Egyptian vultures ( Neophron percnopterus ) from the Balkan population tracked by satellite telemetry” aims identifying the most important migration bottlenecks and hotspots and where immature birds roam for the four years before they start breeding. Those concentration areas can then be...

Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses

11.11.2016

Vultures and eagles are large and impressive raptors that have a special role in the symbolic lore of local communities worldwide. The authors of the article: "Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses. Preserving the Bio-Cultural Diversity of Carrion Eating Birds" examine species folk names, everyday aphorisms, place names, local stories, ceremonies and folklore in...