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Mobile BSPB teams provide easy and safe food for the Egyptian vultures

16.05.2012

Recently the team of the Return of the Neophron project funded by the LIFE+ Programme of the EU and the A. G. Leventis Foundation launched a key conservation activity – feeding of the Egyptian vultures in the region. The activity is aimed at improving the diet of breeding pairs of the globally threatened species, as insufficient food sources are among the main reasons...

Sattelites will follow an Egyptian vulture rescued in Greece

11.05.2012

  This story begins three weeks ago when a livestock breeder from the area of Meteora (Central Greece) found an agonizing Egyptian vulture next to the body of a dead dog and took it to his local vet. This quick and altruistic intervention most probably saved the life of the bird and activated a network of collaborations between ANIMA (a wildlife rescue centre), the...

Dead Egyptian vulture found in north-east Bulgaria

08.05.2012

A member of the EKONEKT Determining and Minimizing of Risks for Wild Birds project team found a dead Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) near Kaliakra cape. The bird is immature; it was ringed in 2009 by a BSPB team in one of the few remaining nests of the globally threatened species in north-eastern Bulgaria. The loss of the three-year-old bird is particularly sad; it...

Preliminary results from the survey of the Egyptian vulture in Turkey

07.05.2012

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“...

Video equipment documented the laying of Egyptian vulture's egg

03.05.2012

Specialized video equipment documented the laying of the first egg of a wild pair of Egyptian vultures for this breeding season. If everything is OK during the incubation, the new chick will be hatched on 1st of June (the Children’s day). With this new generation, a new hope for the salvation of this globally threatened species arrives (currently, only 32 pairs of...

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

02.05.2012

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“...