About the Project

Тhe Bright Future for Black Vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 Project unites the efforts of five main partners from four European countries – Green Balkans – Stara Zagora and the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna (FWFF) from Bulgaria, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) from the Netherlands, Junta de Extremadura from Spain and Euronatur from Germany.
It provides for the restoration of Black Vulture in Bulgaria through import and release of birds from Spain, improving the nesting conditions and food source, supporting local livestock breeders, limiting threats and developing national capacities.


Last news

18 jul

Historical for nature conservation - the first release of a black vulture in Bulgaria

The vultures Boyan, Riga and Ostrava are the first Black vultures to be released into the wild in Bulgaria.

19 jun

Griffon vulture released in Bulgaria spotted soaring above the French Alps

Visitors to the Écrins National Park (France) were excited to spot a female Griffon vulture from the Balkans soaring in the skies at the beginn

01 jun

The travels of Viki the vulture around the world and in Bulgaria ;))

Since its marking with satellite transmitter in the end of 2016 “our” vulture Viki has already visited 7 countries among which, besides Bu

28 may


Between 19th and 24th May 2018, a black vulture with a wing-tag H9, named OLAF, born and tagged in the Dadia Reserve in Greece has visited the colony

11 may

For the first time in Bulgaria! Transfer with birds from the extinct species – Black vulture, coming from Spain will support the return of the species in the country.

On May 11, the team of “Bright future for the Black vulture” project LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 will receive the first for the country transfer of


Follow our vultures fitted with GPS/GSM transmitters live. The devices send us data on the exact location of the birds, helping us monitor their behavior and adaptation into the wild.