- The Project
The LIFE+ project "The Return of the Neophron" (LIFE10 1NAT/BG/000152) is bringing together
4 nature-protective non-governmental organizations from 3 countries determined to prevent the extinction
of the globally threatened Egyptian Vulture from the Balkans:
- by investigating and reducing the main threats for the species;
- by implementing direct evidence-based conservation measures in the breeding grounds and along the flyway (e.g. nest guarding, supplementary feeding, reducing the illegal use of poisons, insulation of dangerous electricity pylons etc.);
- by indirect conservation measures (e.g. by promoting sustainable farming practices, presere important habitats and raising public awareness).
The project operates in Bulgaria and Greece for the period 2011-2016.
It is funded by the LIFE+ programme of the European Commission and the "A. G. Leventis" foundation.
The International Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Egyptian vulture on the online platform SAP Tracking Tool
Public Consultation Exercise: Draft Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture (EVFAP)
A journey to the survival