News

Record number of vultures on the feeding site in Sinite kamani Nature Park

Record number of vultures on the feeding site in Sinite kamani Nature Park

04.05.2018
36 Griffon vultures were observed on May 2nd on the feeding site in Sinite kamani Nature Park managed by the team of “Bright future for the Black vulture” LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project. This is the highest number recorded up to now by our team. Amongst the birds observed there have been some individuals nesting in the colony in Kotel, which has been recovered as a result of the efforts of the mutual team of FWFF and Green Balkans in the region of Sinite kamani Nature Park – Kotel as well as birds dwellers of the park. In the group there have also been some wild birds without markings which is a confirmation that the availability of an adaptation aviary as well as the regular provision of food not only contribute to the remaining in the area of the released birds, imported from Spain but also attract wild individuals. On May 1st on the feeding site in Sinite kamani Nature park the first Egyptian vulture for the season was observed.    
      
The   The presence of this species in the region is a rarity and each visit brings great hope to our team for enhancement of the status of the population of this species in our country as well as for the entire program for reintroduction of vultures.

We would like to remind you that the team of “Bright future for the Black vulture” LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project is working for the reintroduction of vulture populations. As a result of more than 15 years of work of the team of Green Balkans, FWFF and the Society for protection of birds of prey the Griffon vulture has nested in the Balkan mountain and Kresna gorge and now there is a running program for reintroduction of the Black vulture as a nesting species in the country. The ultimate aim of our team is to recover the population of Bearded vulture – a species gone extinct for our country – symbol of the nature conservation in Bulgaria!

Vultures are exclusively significant animals with a unique ecological function. They eliminate corpses of wild and domestic animals, as in this way they prevent the spread of diseases and replace the incinerators which literally saves millions of BGN of the economy and the private stockbreeders.

For additional information:
Elena Stoeva – Manager of “Bright future for the Black vulture” LIFE14 NAT/BG/649