At Christmas eve the team of the Wildlife Rescue Centre of Green Balkans received three Egyptian Vultures as a gift.
Happy Holidays from the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and breeding Centre team and patients!22.12.2017
Happy Holidays from the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and breeding Centre team and patients!
Tthe “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project layman report.
Prophylactic examination and preparation of the Egyptian Vultures at the Rescue Centre of Green Balkans for the up-coming breeding season.21.12.2017
Every year at the end of the breeding season and before the start of the new one, the team of veterinarians of the Rescue Centre carries out an obligatory prophylactic examination of all the feathered patients.
On December 1st after signal by a civilian, the corpse of a Griffon vulture was found in the region of Kotel city. A member of the Bright future for the Black vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project from the Wild Flora and Fauna Fund, immediately responded to the signal, who unfortunatelly confirmed that the bird was from the rare species.
A Griffon vulture in distress was admitted in the Wildlife rescue center with the cooperation of a hunting group18.12.2017
On December 3rd a vulture in distress was admitted in the Wildlife rescue center, which has been found in the region of the village of Graf Ignatievo. The vulture has been found during hunting day by the local hunting group and after that they have submitted a signal in the Wildlife rescue center.
On December 4th 2017 in Kresna gorge an initiative was held, during which 300 trees were planted. Members of the team of Bright future for the black vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project participated in the activity. Employees from the administrative team also had the possibility to take part and to learn more about the filed work for the vultures conservation, which is extremely important for their effectiveness and motivation for realization of the project aims.
As we have already informed you, in October and November 2017, 5 juvenile Griffon vultures in “Vrachanski Balkan” Nature Park were tagged, all of them hatched in the wild. Very soon after that the first data for observations of some of the marked birds were reported.
The National Biodiversity Council ratified the three Vulture Management plans – Griffon vulture, Black vulture, Bearded vulture18.12.2017
The National biodiversity council ratified all the three action plans, proposed by the team of Green Blakans, the Wild flora and fauna fund and the Society for protection of raptors and assessed them as three of the most significant plans for conservation of species of birds in Bulgaria, these are in particular – Griffon vulture, Black vulture and Bearded vulture.
The Bearded Vulture hatched in 2017 by the pair kept at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre in Bulgaria is flying free in… Spain! See him here!
Volunteers from the Thracian University and the Professional High Scholl for Veterinarian Medicine Stara Zagora came to the help of the veterinarians from the Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre.
Green Balkans had the honor and pleasure to present the plans for the reintroduction of Bearded Vulture in Bulgaria at the Annual meeting of the experts on the species, which took place in 10-12.11. in Passy, France.
A total of five young Griffon Vultures were captured and trapped in October and November 2017 near the village of Dolno Ozirovo, Vrachanski Balkan NP.
Regular monitoring of birds at Pomorie Lake was made in the past week.
The last Sunday of October was the official event for the German Environmental Awards organized by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU - Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt).
During the past month the migration of Sandwich terns (Sterna sandvicensis) from the Black Sea is continuing to be intensive. At Pomorie Lake the numbers of feeding and roosting terns have been varying significantly – from 30 to 300. Several Sandwich terns marked with colour rings have been observed. Birds were hatched in the Pomorie Lake colony in the period 2010-2013 when in total more than 250 chicks were ringed during a study of their migration and life duration.
Between 24 and 25 October, Environmental Centre “Lomovete” in Nisovo village, hosted the expert meeting on discussing the challenges for protecting birds from electrocution in Bulgaria. The meeting was organized by Friends of Nature Park “Rusenski Lom” Club as part of the DANUBEPARKS Connected project.
Two new vultures were donated to Green Balkans by the German Allwetterzoo Münster and Tierpark Goerlitz to join the programme for the restoration of Griffon and Black Vulture in Bulgaria.
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.