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Greek anti-poison dog units report for 2015


In the framework of this project, two Canine Teams (CT) especially trained for the detection of poison baits were created in March 2014 and since then are working in Central Greece and Thrace. Their main objective, in collaboration with local authorities, is to control and clean on time the countryside from poison baits and poisoned animals before they...

See the life of the Egyptian vulture – live or on film


This year the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds ( BSPB ) within the LIFE project "The Return of the Neophron" once again have installed a camera for online observing of Egyptian vultures’ nest in the wild. Anyone can become a witness to some of the most interesting moments in nature - welcoming a new life and the devoted care of him. The Egyptian...

The future of Europe’s only migratory vulture lies in your hands


With the slogan ”... and when the skies fall silent?” , World Migratory Bird Day 2016 aims to highlight the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of illegal killing, taking and trade. On this special day, the LIFE project “Return of the Neophron” has chosen to highlight the plight of the Egyptian vulture ,...

The Return of the Neophron organizes an exhibition in the center of Plovdiv


May 9 - Europe Day, at 10.30 am the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) within the LIFE project "The Return of the Neophron" with the support of the Municipal Foundation “Plovdiv 2019″ organizes ehhibition in Plobdiv dedicated to one of the rarest birds in the world - vultures and the Maritsa River and the island of Adata, which are home to a...

Messages in the sky for the Egyptian Vulture


120 students, five schools in Thrace and one of the most endangered bird of prey in the world. Students from Thrace (Secondary school of Soufli, Secondary school of Tichero, Primary school of Tichero, Secondary of Iasmos and Primary school of Sapes) for the fourth consecutive year, are standing by the side of the endangered Egyptian vulture, ''learning its secrets'' and...

Results from the nest guarding in Bulgaria and Greece from 2012 to 2015


The nest guarding programme implemented under the project “The Return of the Neophron” aimed to prevent direct threats to Egyptian vulture nests such as disturbance, nest robbing and persecution, and as added value, to collect data on the biology and ecology of the species. People directly involved in the nest guarding programme were carefully selected based...