This is a very important question for the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project team, since the last bird families have left the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module in Levka village.
7 Little Mallards Were Released in a Joint Activity by the Green Balkans’ Team and Hunters from Levka Village14.08.2017
Several days ago, the Green Balkans’ “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 team, together with representatives from the hunters’ union from Levka village, released 7 mallards in a micro dam near the village.
In the end of last week, the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 BAT/BG/360 project team visited the Falcon Festival in Malko Kadievo village, Stara Zagora municipality.
This was determined by the prophylactic examination, traditionally carried out after the bird’s breeding season in Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre.
“Balkan Green Belt” 2017 photo contest is organized by Green Balkans within a joint project implemented by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Green Balkans, and EuroNatur (Germany) aimed at promoting the European Green Belt.
The birds hatched in one of the man placed nestboxes in the LKRAM in Levka village where ringed and sanitized.
LIVE DRONES spy for poisoning. PARIS and BARSA are the new against-poison “spy vultures” in Kresna Gorge25.07.2017
Recently our team has received five Griffon vultures, donated by Paris Zoo and Barcelona Zoo for the Reintroduction Program at Kresna Gorge. They are named after the donators- Barsa and Paris. The immature birds are to play a vital role to prevent poisoning of wildlife in future.
The holiday season is upon us, so Green Balkans extends the closing date for the photo competition until 31 July.
One more baby Griffon Vulture was tagged on 05.07.2017 in Kotlenska planina. Volunteers of Green Balkans and interns, participating in the “Student practices” project of the Ministry of Education and Science took part in the action.
Today the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project team put rings on the last Lesser Kestrels hatched in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre.
Thanks to the special colour rings, environmentalists for “Green Balkans” and BSPB tracked and Imperial eagle hatched seven years ago.
In the period 16-23 June, a team of Green Balkans’ experts and volunteers executed a vessel survey on abundance, distribution and density of cetaceans’ population in Bulgarian territorial waters of the Black Sea. Territorial sea of Bulgaria includes strip with a width of 12 nautical miles adjacent to the coast and the internal waters measured from the baselines with total area of 6 358 sq. km.
Birdwatchers and environmentalists form Stara Zagora can now enjoy the extremely rare Lesser Kestrels, that are flying in the skies over the town.
Three vulture species in Kotel were registered together for third year in a row, at the vultures feeding side, managed by FWFF. A Black Vulture with number 88 and a transmitter, marked in Dadia (Greece), Egyptian Vulture with transmitter - named Iliaz (marked in 2012 in Eastern Rhodopes by BSPB) and some of the local Griffon Vultures appear simultaneously (see the pictures). The Black and the Egyptian Vultures were extinct from the area for decades and this year a record presence was registered - so far two different Black Vultures and at least 5 different Egyptian Vultures.
On 22.06.2017, the only marked Griffon Vulture chick from the first two born in 2016 in the Kresna Gorge has returned to its birth place.
A team of Green Balkans and FWFF tagged one of the Griffon Vulture chicks hatched in the area of Kotel23.06.2017
On June 21st a team of Green Balkans and FWFF tagged one of the Griffon Vulture chicks hatched in the area of Kotel.
The young Lesser Kestrel with a broken leg was rescued by the veterinarians of the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre.
On June 15th the vulture restoration programme and the Bright Future for Black Vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 Project received a young Griffon Vulture from Zoo Zlin. This is the fifth bird, hatched and raised by vultures kept at the zoo.
Thus, for the past month the project has received 4 Griffon Vultures donated this month, counting the three young birds granted by Barcelona Zoo on June 1st.