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Return of the Neophron


BSPB will launch officially the project Urgent Measures to Secure the Survival of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Bulgaria and Greece (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152) on Monday, 23 January, at 11 o’clock, in the National Museum for Natural History, Sofia. Public figures and journalists will attend the event. This is the first big project dedicated to the symbol...

The first platform for supplementary artificial feeding of Egyptian vultures was build


Preparatory work related to the supplementary artificial feeding of Egyptian Vultures breeding in areas with scarce food supply started within the LIFE+ project “The return of the Neophron” (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152). Since the arrival from Africa, breeding pairs will be provided with supplementary food on special wooden platforms. These vulture...

BSPB started and implementation of an international LIFE+ Project focused on the conservation of the globally threatened Egyptian vulture


More than 20 years, the BSPB works actively on the conservation of the last wild vultures in Bulgaria. One amongst them – the Egyptian Vulture, is related on a specific way with the organization from its foundation being announced as a beloved symbol of the BSPB. At last, an international five years long project „Urgent measures to secure the survival of the...

The Egyptian vulture population status in Thrace, NE Greece


Unfortunately, recently the Egyptian vulture populations have decreased dramatically over a large part of their European and African range. Human persecution, poison baits, electrocution, habitat modification and changes in livestock rearing are the most common threats to the species. As a consequence, the Egyptian vulture is classified as internationally endangered by IUCN...

BSPB takes part in an Egyptian vulture food collection expedition in Greece


A BSPB team was invited by WWF-Greece to take part in an expedition for the collection and examination of Egyptian vulture food remains in the Greek part of the Eastern Rhodope Mountains, 20-23 October. Food remains were collected at five nests of the species; they will be analyzed by experts from the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, and from BSPB. In Greece the...

Life+ project


The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) are happy to announce that the European Commission decided to finance our proposal for urgent measures to conserve the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria and Greece and along its flyway titled ‘The return of the Neophron’. The proposal is a joint initiative of the BSPB, the Greek Ornithological Society and the...