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A thousand patients at the Wildlife Rescue Center

27.12.2010

The thousandth patient of Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center for the year 2010 was admitted to the rehabilitation facility. The bird – a Coot (Fulica atra), was sent by the Smolyan Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water. The Coot was injured by a predator.

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Christmas bazaar for wild birds

27.12.2010

US">Inspired by the Christmas holidays, the young nature lovers from “P.R. Slaveykov” Second Secondary School in Stara Zagora organized the traditional charity bazaar. The funds raised by the kids will be donated again for the Eagle Owl they have adopted – a patient of the Wildlife Rescue Center for years.

 

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Gosho the Pelican joint its flock

15.12.2010

Gosho the young White Pelican, whose story we told you a week ago was released at the Skalitsa Reservoir and joint a flock of White Pelicans, wintering in the complex of reservoirs in the area.

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The wind defeated Liubka the Vulture

10.12.2010

On December 10th, 2010, after almost a month spent in Sliven, K01 Liubka the Griffon Vulture finally got caught and will now be transported to a safety in the adaptation aviary in Sinite kamani Nature Park.

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White Pelicans in an uneven combat with power lines

01.12.2010

Two young White Pelicans arrived in the Rescue Centre after hitting the wires of power lines. This is a fairly common problem for the larger bird species, as they tend not to perceive the wires as obstacles. Most of them however get killed by the electricity, while the rest that survive that, often get seriously injured by the fall.

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First pair of Saker Falcons arrived in Bulgaria

24.11.2010

The first breeding pair of Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug cherrug) arrived in Bulgaria. This is an important step of the programme for the reintroduction of the species in the country, coordinated by the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. The falcons were purchased from Germany, with funds donated by Spacia Wildlife Ltd, a company specialized in ecotourism and observations of wildlife – birds, mammals, butterflies, etc.

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Look for the vultures out in the wild!

05.11.2010

25 out of the 26 vultures allocated for release within the Vulture Return in Bulgaria LIFE08 NAT/BG/278 are already free after the simultaneous opening of the doors of the aviaries in Vrachanski Balkan, Central Balkan, Sinite kamani and Kotlenska planina.

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Griffon Vultures free in the Balkan Mountains!

28.10.2010

The doors of the aviaries in Vrachanski Balkan, Central Balkan, Sinite kamani and Kotlenska planina were simultaneously open in order to release a total of 26 Griffon Vultures imported from Spain within the Vultures Return in Bulgaria Project.

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