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BSPB takes part in a survey of the Egyptian vulture breeding population in Turkey


In April 2012, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds took part in a survey on the Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus) in Turkey. The study was initiated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in close cooperation with the BirdLife partner for Turkey - Doga Dernegi and the BSPB through the LIFE+ project „The return of the Neophron“...

A Pan-African Vulture Summit took place in Maasai Mara, Kenya, 16-20 April 2012


The Summit was the first meeting of its sort and aimed at drawing the public attention to the critical need for active measures for the conservation of the vultures in Africa. The numbers of almost all the vulture species on the continent are in decline, and seven out of eleven of them are already included in the IUCN World Red List. The Summit was attended by about 40...

The Imperial Eagle and the Egyptian Vulture were presented at the exhibition Green days in Sofia


BSPB and the LIFE+ projects "Save the Raptors” and " The Return of the Neophron" were presented with their own stand at the national exhibition "Green Days". The event took place at the square of the National Theatre in Sofia between 20 and 22 April 2012 and gathered thousands of citizens and guests of Sofia.  At the stand of BSPB was presented the...

Press release: Poisoned Egyptian vulture in Meteora


An Egyptian vulture, the most threatened vulture in Greece and Europe, was found last week poisoned in the protected area of Antichassia and Meteora (Natura 2000). Although the bird survived, the experts fear its partner has also been poisoned as it hasn’t been seen again since the poisoning incident.  Adult pair of Egyptian vultures (HOS/D. Vavylis)...

BSPB job opening: Project Administrator


The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds opens a competition for the position Project Administrator for the Urgent Measures to Secure the Survival of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Bulgaria and Greece (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152) project, funded by the LIFE+ Programme of the EU and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. A detailed description of the job together...

First record of incubating pair in Thrace


On 22nd of April first incubating pair for Thrace was observed. After 20 days of territorial behavior like carrying material for the preparation of nest, copulating and displaying, the pair started to incubate. The nest is located in an SPA area of Filiouri valley (SPA GR1130011). Unluckily, the pair finally selected to nest on different cliff nearby to the nest where a...