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Poison baits are killing Greece’s wildlife: three Griffon vultures poisoned


A few days ago, the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece was informed by the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna that one of their Griffon vultures fitted with a GPS transmitter had remained in the same location in southwest mainland Greece, at the Agrafa Mountains, for a several days, a highly abnormal behavior for this species usually linked to the death of the...

First results from the breeding season of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria and Greece


The first results from the monitoring of the species in Bulgaria and Greece show similar tendency in the number of occupied territories and the number of pairs compared to 2017 . The number of occupied territories is 25 for Bulgaria (19 in the Rhodopes and 6 in northern Bulgaria) and 6 in Greece (3 in Dadia Forest reserve, 1 in Kompsatos area and 2 in Central Greece)...

A bridge connecting history and nature


Under the shadow of Kompsatos bridge , the historical symbol of the Natura 2000 Kompsatos valley, on Sunday 10th of June, 60 citizens from several towns of Thrace (Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Iasmos and Dadia) met each other. All together we learnt about the history of the medieval bridge and importance of the rare raptor and vulture species like the Egyptian...

Egyptian Vulture New LIFE at a festival in Sofia on the occasion of the International Children's Day


The LIFE Project "Egyptian vulture New LIFE" participated in the Children's Day Festival - June 1. The event was organized by the First Seven in Geo Milev Park in Sofia. Thousands of families visited dozens of workshops, including the stand of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds where they coloured a beautiful Egyptian vulture drawing and made a funny...

For the first time - an Egyptian Vulture chick was hatched in the aviaries of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre!


The young bird is an offspring of a pair from the Centre, which for a second consecutive year was trying to breed. On 29 May the chick was hatched, after the Green Balkans team noticed a hole on one of the two eggs in the birds' nest the previous day. After consulting Anton Vaidl from the Prague Zoo, who is in charge of the Egyptian Vultures in the EAZA system, the team...

Volunteer to save the Egyptian Vulture 2018


The iconic Egyptian Vulture is the most rapidly vanishing bird of prey in Europe. Your help is needed to secure its future. Volunteers from across the world are invited to carry out monitoring and nest guarding to reduce the risk of disturbance and poaching to nests while the birds are hatching their eggs, to prevent the young chicks from falling from the nest and to...