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Observation cameras will optimize the raring of Black vultures in the Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center of Green Balkans

Observation cameras will optimize the raring of Black vultures in the Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center of Green Balkans

13.04.2018
Within the “Bright future for the Black vulture” project LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 in the Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center a smart video observation system was installed in the reconstructed breeding aviaries of the Black vultures.

27 cameras in total were installed in them - 2 MP H.264+ True DAY/NIGHT IP FullHD 1080P (1920x1080). The system provides options for record of information for period of 30 to 60 days depending on the movement of the objects. The observation cameras enable remote monitoring, on-line access and playback option of records of the breeding platforms and general view of the aviaries. The aim is to examine the entire breeding process – pairing of the birds, copulations, laying eggs, natural incubation and parent rearing of the chicks. Cameras were also installed in the specialized incubation room where, if necessary, the process of artificail incubation of eggs by the stuff of the center couldbe observed. The data collected could easily be shared between the members of the project and on the web site of the organization.

The hi-tech inovations and improvements also offer the possibility of carrying out real-time consultations with experts from abroad with great experience and knowledge in the field of the birds of prey behaviour and breeding. Our plans are that the video observation will also contribute to the public popularization of the project and will provide public support for the conservation of rare species.