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“Days of the tarpans”


New Thracian Gold, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Krumovgrad Municipality organize the event “Days of the tarpans” near Sbor village, Krumovgrad region. The event will take place 27-29 April to celebrate the birth of this season’s foals of the tarpan wild horses. On the first day BSPB will present its activities in the...

Start of the nest guarding of Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria for 2012


The nest guarding of the Egyptian vultures started with the return of the first vultures from their wintering grounds. This activity is implemented within the frames of the LIFE+ project „The return of the Neophron“ funded by the European Commission and co-financed by the „A.G. Leventis“ foundation. The nest guarding is aiming to decrease the...

This year’s first Egyptian vultures have arrived to Greece!


As every year, the beginning of spring brought back to Greece the first Egyptian vultures. The first pair of 2012 was observed by WWF Hellas staff members who are currently monitoring the Egyptian vultures within the framework of a LIFE project for the protection of the species. After a long journey from Africa where they winter, the Egyptian vultures arrive to our...

A preliminary inventory of dangerous electrical poles for electrocution of Egyptian vultures


In the context of the LIFE action with the title “Identify potentially damaging electricity infrastructure to Egyptian vulture”, we implemented a preliminary mapping of all the electrical poles in a polygon of 5km around one of the active nests of Egyptian vulture in the National Park of Dadia Forest (SPA 1110002) according to the method and the guide provided...

Rare bird species a source of additional subsidies for farmers


The subsidy for arable land transformation of into pastures and its subsequent maintenance in areas with a rich biodiversity will be 324 euro per hectare (2.47 acres). The subsidy is paid within the newly launched agro-ecological actions for habitat management for the Egyptian vulture, the imperial eagle and the wintering species of geese in accordance with Measure 214...

BSPB organizes meetings with farmers


The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds organized meetings with farmers in Svilengrad, Topolovgrad, Stambolovo, Madjarovo, Kardjali, Krumovgrad, and Yambol, 20-23 March 2012. During the meetings they discussed possibilities for funding in accordance with the new agro-ecological actions of Measure 214 ‘Agro-ecological payments’ within the Rural...