Save the Raptors


Learn more about the results of the LIFE+ Save the Raptors project from its Layman’s Report

At the end of 2013 was issued Layman’s Report of the project LIFE+ "Conservation of Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon in key areas of the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria". Here you can get acquainted with the achievements and results of the project implemented in the period 2009-2013.

Among the greatest achievements are the 20% increase of the Imperial Eagles’ population in Bulgaria and growth by 30% of breeding success of the species for the last 5 years. 3 out of 36 artificial nests for Imperial Eagles placed by the BSPB’s experts were occupied by newly formed pairs. 49 km or 595 dangerous or electricity poles were insulated and so was eliminated the electrocution threat in the breeding areas of 7 Imperial Eagles’ pairs. It was implemented the world's largest program for satellite tracking of juvenile Imperial Eagles, including 25 birds. This helped BSPB to reveal migration routes, wintering areas and the main threats to the Imperial Eagles in Bulgaria.

The social impact of the project is also significant, especially for communities where the main project activities were held - mainly Sakar and Western Strandja. Over 150 people have been temporarily or long-term employed in the project and the people involved in activities voluntarily were more than 800. It was also implemented a number of direct and indirect investments in infrastructure on the local level, it was provided technical assistance, transfer of knowledge and know-how and development of opportunities for green tourism in these underdeveloped communities. All this become possible thanks to the LIFE+ Programme of the EU which funded 75% of the project amount.

Learn more about the results of the LIFE+ Save the Raptors project from its Layman’s Report