11 Griffon vultures were tagged with transmitters, learn more about the travels of Alexis the vulture24.10.2017
We mapped some 100 pylons between the village of Bikovo and the town of Kermen, after a signal for tens of carcasses of electrocuted birds, among them a Griffon Vulture.
The Uvac Gorge in Serbia hosted a Vulture Expert Meeting, which has gathered conservationists from Bulgaria (Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna), Serbia, Croatia and Greece.
The Griffon vulture K4N, which was released on September 14th 2017 from the adaptation aviary in “Sinite kamani” Nature park” within the “New life for the vultures LIFE14 NAT/BG/649” project, spent three months in the summer in Eastern Bulgaria. Before the bird was released it was marked with satellite transmitter and regular moniotoring of its movement was made.
After the accident in spring, which lead to the death of over 30 Griffon Vultures in Kresna Gorge, poisoners strike again in the same region!
The bird was found by active citizens on Kuklensko shose road, at the outskirts of Plovdiv in Monday.
After the release of 40 young Lesser Kestrels from the adaptation aviary in the Centre, in the last days of the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project this summer, it is time to take care of their homes, so, when spring comes, they will return with their families, we hope.
We were interested, and believe that you were too, in tracking the migratory route of the female Lesser Kestrel, called 5N, after the ring she carries.
The young vultures started their migration, with them is the young vulture Alexis.
As you may very well know, the five-year-long “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE 11 NAT/BG/360 project had come to an end. It has the purpose of returning the Lesser Kestrel in the skies over Bulgaria.
39 participants send 106 photographs in total, and “Green Balkans” decided to award all of them first price.
A Griffon Vulture released in Central Balkan in 2015 was found injured and was rescued in… Southern Hungary!
Fortunately the bird was captured and transported to the Wildlife Rescue Centre at Green Balkans through the kind cooperation of the Sinite Kamani Nature Park Directorate and is currently being treated.
In the period 6-10 September, Green Balkans NGO has held the traditional Pomorie Lake conservation holiday. 20 volunteers from whole Bulgaria have participated in the conservation activity.
The pair the team of Green Balkans has been feeding at a special supplementary feeding site in the Eastern Balkan Mnts has successfully raised a single chick and the family is already preparing for migration.
On September 23 (Saturday), Green Balkans, Society “Nature Park Sakar” and Svilengrad History Museum are organizing a joint initiative to make the dolmen of Levka village more popular.
This week we opened the door of the vulture adaptation aviary so 14 of our Griffons can fly out when they decide they are ready. Another 6 birds will remain in the aviary to be released later.
Thanks to the project, the Lesser kestrel has returned to our country as a nesting species, after decades during which it was considered non-breeding here.