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We’ll celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day with events in Haskovo, Madzharovo and Ruse


Every first Saturday of September is dedicated to one of the most rapidly disappearing birds on the planet - vultures. If the main threats are not identified and resolved quickly and efficiently vultures in Europe and Africa could disappear within our lifetime. On 3th of September - The International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), the Bulgarian Society for the Protection...

Successful first flights of the captive-bred Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria


Just few days after the first flight of the juvenile of the only wild pair of Egyptian vulture left in the region of Lomovete (NE Bulgaria), the hack of the three captive-bred fledglings was opened. The juveniles were provided for releasing in the Rusenski Lom Nature Park from the Zoos in Prague , Vienna and Paris , in the frame of the...

Rescue mission for the only and last young Egyptian Vulture in Lomovete


On the 08.09.2015, a joint expedition between BSPB , Nature Park “Rusenski Lom” , Speleology club “Helictit” and the Regional Environmental and Water Inspection “Ruse” was set to save the only and last young Egyptian Vulture in Rusenski Lom. The bird, emblematically named Zhoro Manev, was admitted and hospitalized in the Wildlife...

How we will celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day in Bulgaria


The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds ( BSPB ) within of the LIFE + project "The Return of the Neophron" will celebrate in three cities of the country the International Vulture Awareness Day - September 5 (Saturday). In the BSPB Nature Conservation Center " Eastern Rhodopes " the event will be organized with the support of the Municipality of Madjarovo and...

Two adult Egyptian vultures were tagged with satellite transmitters in Bulgaria


Two more vultures were equipped with satellite transmitters in Bulgaria – this time these were adult birds. Until 2015, in total 20 Egyptian vultures (18 juveniles: 8 in Bulgaria, 7 in Greece, 2 in FYR of Macedonia, and 1 in Albania; and 2 adults in Greece) were tagged with satellite transmitters in the frame of the LIFE+ project “The Return of the...

Poison strikes again in Meteora: Egyptian vultures one step closer to extinction in Greece


Another Egyptian vulture was found dead on the 16th of July in the area of Meteora and all evidence points towards poison as the most probable cause for its death. The carcass was discovered in its nest when researchers from the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) who are monitoring the population in the area accessed the nest after noticing the absence of the pair...