The Bearded Vulture hatched in 2017 by the pair kept at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre in Bulgaria is flying free in… Spain! See him here!
Volunteers from the Thracian University and the Professional High Scholl for Veterinarian Medicine Stara Zagora came to the help of the veterinarians from the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre.
Green Balkans had the honor and pleasure to present the plans for the reintroduction of Bearded Vulture in Bulgaria at the Annual meeting of the experts on the species, which took place in 10-12.11. in Passy, France.
A total of five young Griffon Vultures were captured and trapped in October and November 2017 near the village of Dolno Ozirovo, Vrachanski Balkan NP.
Regular monitoring of birds at Pomorie Lake was made in the past week.
The last Sunday of October was the official event for the German Environmental Awards organized by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU - Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt).
During the past month the migration of Sandwich terns (Sterna sandvicensis) from the Black Sea is continuing to be intensive. At Pomorie Lake the numbers of feeding and roosting terns have been varying significantly – from 30 to 300. Several Sandwich terns marked with colour rings have been observed. Birds were hatched in the Pomorie Lake colony in the period 2010-2013 when in total more than 250 chicks were ringed during a study of their migration and life duration.
Between 24 and 25 October, Environmental Centre “Lomovete” in Nisovo village, hosted the expert meeting on discussing the challenges for protecting birds from electrocution in Bulgaria. The meeting was organized by Friends of Nature Park “Rusenski Lom” Club as part of the DANUBEPARKS Connected project.
Two new vultures were donated to Green Balkans by the German Allwetterzoo Münster and Tierpark Goerlitz to join the programme for the restoration of Griffon and Black Vulture in Bulgaria.
We mapped some 100 pylons between the village of Bikovo and the town of Kermen, after a signal for tens of carcasses of electrocuted birds, among them a Griffon Vulture.