Part of the young Egyptian vultures released this year in Bulgaria by different techniques of releasing – the hacking method, fostering and delayed release, headed for the first time along the dangerous migratory route to the south.
Here is the last information about the three Black Vultures, released by the hacking method in Kotel!20.09.2018
First of its kind project, financed by EC’s LIFE program will unite the efforts of conservation organizations and the media to promote European environmental policies.03.09.2018
The project "NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - NEW HORIZONS" - LIFE17 GIE/BG/000371, is a partnership between NGO Green Balkans, Darik Radio, the online website Dnevnik.bg, the weekly newspaper Capital and Hobby TV.
Our team has the difficult task to help a young Griffon vulture, which has lost a wing after an accident with a train.
The vulture Riga has already been accommodated in the hack, Boyan and Ostrava have successfully fledged17.08.2018
Yesterday Riga was accommodated in its new temporary home: hack in the region of Kotel.
In the end of July – the beginning of August 2018 in Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park 9 Griffon vulture nesting pairs have been reported.
The vultures Boyan and Ostrava are feeling great, they are eating and growing well. We expect that until the next ten days – two weeks they will leave the nest, as we hope that their first attempts for flight will be successful!
After the unsuccessful first attempt at the end of June for placement of a two-weekly Egyptian vulture donated by the Prague Zoo in a wild nest in the Eastern Rhodopes, the BSPB and Green Balkans team did not give up on this experimental action, which is important for the recovery of the Balkan population within the LIFE project “Egyptian Vulture New LIFE” (LIFE16 NAT/BG / 000874).
20 young Common Kestrels, hatched in the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, are on their way to freedom!06.08.2018
This year we are the best! 20 Common Kestrels were hatched in Green Balkans' Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre.
Rare falcons are raised at the Green Balkans’ Rescue Center in Stara Zagora. On 31.07. a group of 6 young Lesser kestrels was placed in the adaptation aviary at the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module.
A few days ago, during a field monitoring in Eastern Stara Planina, a team from Green Balkans and the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna spotted in flight the young Egyptian Vulture Pantaley!
The young birds arrived yesterday, as Ostrava was personally provided by the team of Ostrava zoo from the Czech Republic, where it was hatched and raised until now. The vulture Boyan arrived yesterday evening at Sofia airport with flight of Lufthansa from Riga – Latvia. The two birds are donation by the zoos, who also on their behalf covered the expenditures for the transportation of the birds to Bulgaria.
The vultures Boyan, Riga and Ostrava are the first Black vultures to be released into the wild in Bulgaria.
A long-term conservation effort to restore the breeding population of the endangered Saker Falcon has reached an important milestone.
A few days ago, the Green Balkans Rescue Center team opened the adaptation aviary (hack) in the area of the Center, from which 31 young Lesser kestrels flew away.
The Saker Falcon – a globally endangered species, has returned as a breeder in Bulgaria. This is a tremendous success for the nature conservation community in the country, resulting from long-term joint efforts.
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First attempt to apply the fostering method in wild Egyptian Vultures to strengthen the population of the species in Bulgaria29.06.2018
"Fostering" has been proved as one of the successful methods for restocking of birds of prey, including vultures.