For the first time in 60 years – Griffon Vulture has returned to the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria, Kresna and the Pirin Mountains, as a result of a long-term restoration programme25.08.2016
Today, in a press-conference held in the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency we announced the start of a large-scale campaign for celebrating a huge success – the return of Griffon Vulture to the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria, Kresna and the Pirin Mountains. This international nature conservation success is a result of over 15 years of joint efforts of Green Balkans, the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna (FWFF) and the Birds of Prey Protection Society (BPPS).
In 2016 Bulgaria is celebrating its huge contribution in saving of European natural heritage. Eleven successfully fledged Griffon vulture chicks on the cliffs of Balkan Mountain and Kresna Gorge (Pirin) have confirmed the future of vulture populations there. It is a payoff of a long process of fifteen years in hard work and real team efforts of Green Balkans, Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna (FWFF) and Birds of Prey Protection Society (BPPS). The chicks will be named after conservationists from 8 European countries. Ambassadors of four countries in Bulgaria will officially receive the certificates.
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Research expedition in Greece tracing the nesting season of the Lesser Kestrel in the North part of the country.22.07.2016
It has been a month since the start of the reconstruction of the aviaries and facilities of the Wildlife Rescue Centre of Green Balkans.
The Lesser Kestrels with Protection from the Minister, Zara and Burgas, flew over the Skies of Sakar!20.07.2016
In the past three days from Friday to Sunday (15-17 July) experts and volunteers of the society have recorded 35 stranded dead cetaceans on the coast from Pomorie to Aheloy. All individuals belong to the species Black Sea Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta) – protected species listed in annex 2 and 3 of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Act and Endangered species listed in IUCN Red List. All started on Friday when during regular monitoring for cetacean strandings on the sand spit between Pomorie and Aheloy our English volunteer Abigale Killick has registered the record number for the site of 8 stranded porpoises.