Monitoring of wintering birds in Coastal Dobrogea


In the period 18-20 December, Green Balkans team has visited the region of Coastal Dobrogea in the framework of regular monitoring of wintering birds implemented by the society within “Long-term conservation of Red-breasted geese in their main wintering sites” project.

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A small green step helping the wintering birds


the Green Balkans ‘NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - NEW HORIZONS’ project team visited the TTEC Europe office building in Plovdiv as well as the ‘Sveti Sveti Kiril and Metodiy" elementary school in Parvomay where we talked about the birds in towns and cities during the winter.

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How to help storks in winter


This Monday our colleague from Plovdiv, Aneliya Pavlova, along with Dr. Hristina Klisurova from the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center in Stara Zagora visited the Darik Radio offices where they took part in the Darik for Nature rubric.

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Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Croatia


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


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


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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