Terms

The ultimate aim of the project is to establish a nesting population of Black Vulture in Bulgaria, in order to restore the connections between the sub-populations of the species on the Balkans (Greece) and Crimea and to these in the Alps and the Iberian Peninsula, facilitating the re-creation of a much more sustainable Pan-European population.

Using the experience gained so far, as well as the excellent cooperation with European experts in the field, the project will combine three well-tested approaches to reach successful ending: direct conservation measures aiming at practical work with the target species; indirect conservation measures intended to provide optimal conditions and limit identified threats, as well as capacity building and public awareness measures to secure public acceptance and cooperation.

On a European scale, the project will allow for long-term expert exchange of know-how and information on vulture species between leading European vulture experts from Spain and their Bulgarian counterparts, thus increasing the capacity for early identification of species-threatening diseases and/or natural conditions and habitat changes. It also aims at creating a functioning network of all stakeholders having relation/impact on nature conservation and reintroduction outcomes specifically NGOs, park directorates, RIEW, hunter units, forest guards, veterinaries and local communities for ongoing monitoring of the status of target habitats and reintroduced vulture species.