On the 21st of May Bulgarian Society for the Protection of birds invites everyone who loves nature to their walks in protected areas of the network near three Bulgarian cities: Sofia, Plovdiv and Haskovo.
Dimitar Gradinarov from BSPB and Ivaylo Klisurov from Green Balkans took part in the training, organized by WWF-Bulgaria and the Association of Prosecutors in Bulgaria on the Identification and investigation of wildlife crimes. Case studies.
In March dr. Yordan Koshev and dr. Maria Kachamakova from IBER-BAS with the help of Yasen Gensuzov, student in the Faculty of Biology (SU St. Kliment Ochridski) successfully proceeded with the activities of mapping the hamster, part of the project “Life for Falcons”.
Experts from BSPB and Green Balkans are continuing the monitoring of the Saker falcon’s population in Bulgaria. The team is revising not only the known locations of the species but also potential new territories and historical sites. The aim of this activity is to determine the number of occupied breeding territories and their breeding status. Other raptor species are also recorded e.g. Imperial eagles, Peregrine falcons, Long-legged buzzards and Golden eagles.
In 2022 in the frame of “LIFEforFalcons” project BSPB started a research aiming to study the conflict between pigeon fanciers and birds of prey and to identify good practices for reducing the impact of raptor attacks on homing pigeons. BSPB signed MoUs with 4 pigeon fancier’s clubs in the country.
Raptor experts from BSPB and Green Balkans took part in the Hungarian Raptor Conservation Conference and the PannonEagle LIFE project closing conference that were held in Hungary in late January. The conferences took place in the town of Jaszbereny and gathered experts on raptor conservation from Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Albania, Greece and Bulgaria.
As part of the activities of the project Life for Falcons the Bulgarian Society for the protection of birds aims to analyze and assess the risk of destruction of the souslik colonies threatened by investment projects.
Hunting and fishing union Razgrad hosted a meeting with the team of the Life for Falcons project on 22nd of November. The first presentation of the project in front of the hunters community was a month ago in Stara Zagora and it aroused great interest.|
Bulgarian society for the protection of birds's team for the project Life for Falcons celebrated the World Migratory Bird day in 8th of October together with the Sofia Zoo. We focused our attention on two iconic endangered species – the Egyptian vulture and the Saker falcon.