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We solved riddles for the “hidden” Egyptian Vulture


For the 6th consecutive year the actions of the Egyptian Vulture pairs' symbolic adoption by the students of five schools in Thrace have been concluded with great success. It was important that not only children but also people from public and private sector embraced the initiative that demonstrates the endangered status of this emblematic species and the efforts to protect...

A bridge connecting history and nature


Under the shadow of Kompsatos bridge , the historical symbol of the Natura 2000 Kompsatos valley, on Sunday 10th of June, 60 citizens from several towns of Thrace (Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Iasmos and Dadia) met each other. All together we learnt about the history of the medieval bridge and importance of the rare raptor and vulture species like the Egyptian...

First results from the breeding season of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Greece


The first results from the monitoring of the species in Bulgaria and Greece show similar tendency in the number of occupied territories and the number of pairs compared to 2017 . The number of occupied territories is 25 for Bulgaria (19 in the Rhodopes and 6 in northern Bulgaria) and 6 in Greece (3 in Dadia Forest reserve, 1 in Kompsatos area and 2 in Central Greece)...

Poison baits are killing Greece’s wildlife: three Griffon vultures poisoned


A few days ago, the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece was informed by the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna that one of their Griffon vultures fitted with a GPS transmitter had remained in the same location in southwest mainland Greece, at the Agrafa Mountains, for a several days, a highly abnormal behavior for this species usually linked to the death of the...

For the first time - an Egyptian Vulture chick was hatched in the aviaries of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre!


The young bird is an offspring of a pair from the Centre, which for a second consecutive year was trying to breed. On 29 May the chick was hatched, after the Green Balkans team noticed a hole on one of the two eggs in the birds' nest the previous day. After consulting Anton Vaidl from the Prague Zoo, who is in charge of the Egyptian Vultures in the EAZA system, the team...