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Threatened bird species were not affected by the fire near Madzarovo


BSPB team of the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron” joined the firefighting near Madzharovo in aid of the institutions. In Sunday near Madzharovo erupted conflagration, which covered 8,000 acres. The official authorities declared emergency, and soon after the fire was brought under control.  The conflagration killed many tortoises, which are among...

Reasons for the breeding failures of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Greece


The present study aimed to investigate the reasons for breeding failures in the steeply declining population of Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Greece (holding ca. 50% of the Balkan population of the species), so that its results may be further used to inform a more effective and adequate conservation of the species. The study was conducted in the period 2006-2015 for...

A look at the Egyptian vultures tagged with satellite transmitters


This spring the Balkans welcomed all six survived until now Egyptian vultures tagged with satellite transmitters within the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”. Let’s now take a look at their journeys: Dobromir – at the end of May reached the Balkans and remained some time near the nest where he was hatched and tagged with a satellite...

Children from Provadia visited the travelling exhibition, dedicated on Egyptian vulture


The children who joined the Summer Academy of “Hristo Smirnensky” school (Provadia) visited the Professional School of Agriculture "Zemya" and saw the travelling exhibition dedicated on Egyptian vultures. They also took part in some interactive games, which were organized and made funny pictures as a souvenir. It was interesting for the little...

Meteora’s feeding site – the “place to be” for the Egyptian Vultures in the area!


We have mentioned many times that Meteora is one of the last strongholds of the Egyptian Vulture in Greece . It has always been an important area for the species and it's for this reason that a feeding site was built in 2001. The site operated for several years, but was closed due to limited resources. The LIFE Project "The Return of the Neophron" provided the chance to...

The travel exhibition, dedicated on Egyptian vultures is now located in Provadia


A new traveling exhibition was made in early 2016, since the old one – created at the very beginning of the LIFE+ project "The Return of the Neophron", was damaged by the Sun. The new exhibition first visited the Plovdiv Natural History Museum. Now, it is situated at the City Gallery of Provadia, in ten days it will visit  “Dimitar Blagoev”...