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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...