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For the first time a tagged Griffon Vulture, which has flown all the way from Spain has been confirmed in Bulgaria. Unfortunately, the bird was found dead near Ugarchin.

01/03/2018

On December 18th 2017 the local hinting group brought to the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters – Pleven the carcass of a Griffon Vulture found dead near the town of Ugarchin. The bird had a plastic yellow ring inscribed 8A6. The yellow colour of rings and wing-tags with three-alpha-numeric codes were exclusively saved for vultures of Spanish origin until very recently. This is why all Griffons released within the vulture restoration programme in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria also carry yellow wing tags and rings. They however all carry codes, starting with the letter “K” and here we were, with a bird tagged with an 8!


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A New Year – a new egg!

01/02/2018

The very first hours of 2018 have brought a great joy to the team of Green Balkans with the laying of the first egg!


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Hazardous power lines near Kotel killed another one Griffon vulture

12/18/2017

On December 1st after signal by a civilian, the corpse of a Griffon vulture was found in the region of Kotel city. A member of the Bright future for the Black vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project from the Wild Flora and Fauna Fund, immediately responded to the signal, who unfortunatelly confirmed that the bird was from the rare species.
 


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Forestation in December on a joint initiative of Green Balkans and Socotab EOOD

12/18/2017

On December 4th 2017 in Kresna gorge an initiative was held, during which 300 trees were planted. Members of the team of Bright future for the black vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project participated in the activity. Employees from the administrative team also had the possibility to take part and to learn more about the filed work for the vultures conservation, which is extremely important for their effectiveness and motivation for realization of the project aims.


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The National Biodiversity Council ratified the three Vulture Management plans – Griffon vulture, Black vulture, Bearded vulture

12/18/2017

The National biodiversity council ratified all the three action plans, proposed by the team of Green Blakans, the Wild flora and fauna fund and the Society for protection of raptors and assessed them as three of the most significant plans for conservation of species of birds in Bulgaria, these are in particular – Griffon vulture, Black vulture and Bearded vulture.


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