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PROJECT NAME:
Recovery of the Populations of Large European Vultures in Bulgaria

SHORT NAME: Vultures Return in Bulgaria

PROJECT NUMBER: LIFE08 NAT/BG/000278

COORDINATING BENEFICIARY: Green Balkans – Stara Zagora NGO
ASSOCIATED BENEFICIARY: Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna

AIM:
The project aims at recovering the populations of the three large European vulture species through conservation measures and improving the institutional capacity for their conservation.

TARGET SPECIES:
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus Hablizl, 1783),
Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus Linnaeus, 1766)
Bearded Vulture(Gypaetus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758)

ACTIVITIES:
  • Restoration of the extinct nesting population of Griffon Vultures in the Balkan Mountains;
  • Field activities aiming at reducing the impact of direct and indirect threats on large vulture species in Bulgaria;
  • Establishing favourable conditions for the breeding of Griffon, Black and Bearded Vultures in Bulgaria;
  • Promotion of ecotourism and favourable agricultural practices;
  • Improvement of the capacity at local and national level for successful implementation and planning of programmes for the restoration of extinct species;
  • Experience exchange and strengthening of the collaboration between the Bulgarian nature conservation institutions and their European counterparts.
PROJECT FUNDING AND BUDGET:
The Project is carried out through the financial support of the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Community.
Budget: 1 332 328 €
Contribution of the LIFE+ funding instrument: 666 164 €
Co-funding secured by the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU): 400 000 €
Contribution of Green Balkans: 100 164 €
Contribution of the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna: 166 000 €

PROJECT DURATION: 5 years (01.2010 – 12.2014)

TARGET AREAS:

Stara Zagora
Wildlife Rescue Centre at Green Balkans – Stara Zagora
http://www.greenbalkans-wrbc.org/category.php?language=bg_BG&cat_id=11

Vrachanski Balkan
Vrachanski Balkan SPA BG0002053
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info_b.php?id=273
Vrachanski Balkan SCI BG0000166
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info.php?id=25
Coordinator – Georgi Stoyanov: +359 888734503

Central Balkan
“Central Balkan” SCI BG0000494
BG0000494 http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info_b.php?id=117
Coordinator – Ivan Radunchev: +359 884056692

Sinite kamani - Grebenets
Sinite kamani – Grebenets SPA BG0002058 http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info_b.php?id=276
Sinite kamani SCI BG0000164
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info.php?id=23
Grebents SCI BG0000420
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info.php?id=98
Coordinator – Ivelin Ivanov: +359 887589995

Kotlenska planina
Kotlenska planina SPA BG0002029
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info_b.php?id=257
Kotlenska planina SCI BG0000117
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info.php?id=199
Coordinator – Emilyan Stoev: +359 873881440

Byala reka
Byala reka SPA BG0002019,
http://natura2000bg.org/natura/zones_info_b.php?id=248

 










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