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A journey to the survival


The idea was so simple and so important too: young people to be actively involved to the survival of the most threatened bird of Greece by disseminating messages on its protection to the local communities.  The journey started 4 years ago when students from Evros and Rhodopes regions decided to help WWF team by supporting its activities for the protection of Egyptian...

The After Life Plan of Тhe Return of the Neophron is ready


The After Life Plan of the LIFE+ project „Тhe Return of the Neophron“ is ready. It describes how conservation activities for the Egyptian vulture on the Balkans are planned to continue and to develop after the end of the project, and how the longer-term management of project sites will be assured. It provides details regarding what actions will be carried...

New paper reveals how landscape factors affect territory occupancy and breeding success of Egyptian Vultures on the Balkans


Vultures are amongst the most threatened group of birds on the Planet. They are affected by a large number of threats such as poisoning, electrocution, collision with man-made structures, direct persecution, changes in agricultural practices, landscape composition, and sanitary regulations that can reduce food availability. To formulate effective conservation strategies,...

Identification of migration hotspots for the Egyptian vultures from the Balkan population


Тhe Report “Identification of important migration concentration areas of Egyptian vultures ( Neophron percnopterus ) from the Balkan population tracked by satellite telemetry” aims identifying the most important migration bottlenecks and hotspots and where immature birds roam for the four years before they start breeding. Those concentration areas can then be...

Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses


Vultures and eagles are large and impressive raptors that have a special role in the symbolic lore of local communities worldwide. The authors of the article: "Bound Eagles, Evil Vultures and Cuckoo Horses. Preserving the Bio-Cultural Diversity of Carrion Eating Birds" examine species folk names, everyday aphorisms, place names, local stories, ceremonies and folklore in...

26 young Egyptian vultures have successfully left their nests in Bulgaria and Greece in 2016


During this nesting season in Bulgaria and Greece were detected a total of 40 territories occupied by Egyptian vultures (33 in Bulgaria and 7 in Greece) - two more than in 2015. In Bulgaria, 28 territories were occupied by pairs and 5 by solitary individuals. Twenty four of these territories were in the Eastern Rhodopes - 21 pairs and 3 solitary individuals, and the other...