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Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - FYR Macedonia

13.12.2018

After publishing a groundbreaking study on the use of illegal wildlife poisoning across the Balkan Peninsula our colleagues from the Vulture conservation foundation investigate the historic and current situation of the use of poison in each of the countries involved in the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project . Today the Country in Focus is FYR Macedonia.

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Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Croatia

07.12.2018

Last week our colleagues from the Vulture Conservation Foundation published a groundbreaking study on the use of illegal wildlife poisoning across the Balkan Peninsula that found around 2,300 vultures have died over the last 20 years due to this practice. As part of the Balkan Anti-Poisoning The project includes investigation of the historic and current situation of the use of poison in each of the countries involved. Today the Country in Focus is Croatia.

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Bearded vulture Mia has become the first vulture in the world to have a artificial limb

04.12.2018

In the latest in a series sharing some of the veterinary cases in bearded vultures such as the recent case of amputation in wild birds and Rin Ran's cataract operation we are sharing the story of Mia. Due to an injury as a young chick, young bearded vulture Mia was left with a painful stump instead of a foot but thanks to pioneering surgery by a team of veterinary surgeons, she became the first bird in the world to have an artificial limb.

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New VCF study estimates over 2,300 vultures have died as a result of being poisoned in the Balkan Peninsula over the last 20 years

30.11.2018

Published today, the Balkan Vultures Poison Study, reveals that over the last 20 years 465 vultures were documented to have died as a result of being poisoned in the whole of the Balkan Peninsula. However, with an estimated 20 percent of poisoning incidents ever discovered and reported, the authors put a conservative estimate of over 2,300 vultures poisoned in the Balkan Peninsula since 1998. 

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Giving Tuesday

19.11.2018

We are excited to participate in a truly wonderful initiative, a Black Friday consumerism antipode. Green Balkans is taking part in the Giving Tuesday initiative organized by the BCause Foundation, dedicated to the true moral values - those of donation, mutual help, and social causes!

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Big news for young Ostrava

14.11.2018

After two of the three Black Vultures, released in Bulgaria as a part of the Bright Future for the Black Vulture LIFE project aiming to reintroduce the species in our country, started their long migratory journey, it was time for the youngest of the three - Ostrava to leave the nest.

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Farewell to Lily…

07.11.2018

All the feathery, hairy and prickly patients of the Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center are important and deserve to receive the best care.

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What it means to maintain a breeding colony? The challenge to breed Saker falcons

07.11.2018

The team of the Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center initiated the reintroduction of a species gone extinct from Bulgaria – the Saker falcon about ten years ago. The maintenance of a breeding colony is a process of establishing permanent relations between the individuals, which may take a long period of time and it requires taking into consideration of many important things.

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