At the end of last week, the Green Balkans' "Reintroduction of the Saker falcon in Bulgaria" project team, together with the hunting teams, and members of UHFB from the Stara Zagora villages Kolarovo and Sredets, released 150 pheasants in the wild.
Field teams of BSPB and Green Balkans have started with the first stage of the spring patrols for identifying nesting pairs of Saker falcons in some of the protected areas of the project Life for Falcons.
It has been 18 years since the first activities for the conservation of vultures in the territory of Natural Park “Vrachanski Balkan” started. During this period, the Directorate of the Natural Park, together with Green Balkans and the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna, the Society for the Protection of Birds of Prey, and several international conservation organizations worked on various projects for the conservation and reintroduction of vultures.
In the last cold days of winter, just before the spring, the "Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria" project team took care of the wild animals in the area of the adaptation aviaries of the project.
Four Cinereous Vultures poisoned in the vicinity of the village of Ticha! Among them was our favourite, first wild-hatched Cinereous Vulture – Minchev-Boev. It happened after decades the species was considered extinct in the Red Book! It is a tragedy for Bulgarian nature conservation.