Life for Falcons Project team celebrated World Migratory Bird day at the Sofia Zoo
The unknown small mammals presented the IBEI team of the project in the European researcher night
Life for Falcons Project took part in 30th celebration of European Birdwatch
Life for Falcons was a guest at an event of wildlife photographers
Traditional Saker Falcon Festival was held in Malko Kadievo
The fifth edition of the Saker Falcon Festival was held in 17th of September 2022 traditionally in Malko Kadievo village.
Presenting Life for Falcons project on the Medieval festival Bdin
Fourteen juvenile Saker falcons fledged from their nests in Southern Romania and Bulgaria
New observation of a Saker falcon by the Green Balkans project team
IBER team mapped successfully Romanian hamster colonies in Bulgaria
Help us save the souslik together!
In 2020 the European souslik (Spermophilus citellus) was designated as a globally threatened species. This amiable relative to squirrels, lives in meadows and pastures in Central and Southeastern Europe, where it is adapted to the traditional agricultural practices. Unfortunately, with the intensification of the agriculture and declining of the pastoralism the souslik is losing its habitats. One third of the colonies in Bulgaria vanished between 1950 and 1990 and this is still the current trend. Bulgaria at the same time is a center for the species dissemination with the highest genetic diversity. That is why the conservation of the souslik in our country is extremely important for the surviving of the species.
Green Balkans presented the project at Uzana Poliana Fest 2022
Green Balkans took part in the annual festival Uzana Poliana fest – green ideas in action. The geographic center of Bulgaria was again in the middle of the ecological ideas and environmental causes.
Interministerial group with expert from BSPB’s project team startеd working on the establishment of a special unit for investigation of the crimes against the nature
А second pair of Saker Falcons was registered on the territory of Bulgaria!
A few days ago, experts from BSPB and Green Balkans registered a new pair of Saker Falcons in nature! Initially, a male bird and a young fledgling were observed, and subsequently, the presence of a female was confirmed. After several days of trying to photograph and observe the birds up close, our persistence paid off, and, not only did we find out that it was a pair with a baby, but that the parents had hatched at the Green Balkans Rescue Center in 2019. They were released into the wild in the same year, within the framework of the organization's long-term efforts to restore the species under the "Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria" project.
BSPB started collaboration with racing pigeon clubs to mitigate the conflict with birds of prey
First specialized course for qualification and capacity building of the state institution against use of poisons in the nature has been held in Bulgaria
Second edition of the Hunter’s Guide have been published by BSPB and UHAB
IBER experts visited breeding centers for European hamster
The final round of the Bulgarian National Olympiad in ornithology was held
The final round of the National Ornithology Olympiad took place on May 29th (Sunday). 22 students from a total of 117 from 5th to 8th grade in schools from different cities in Bulgaria were ranked for it.
The final round was held at the Nature Conservation Center of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) – "Poda" near Burgas and consisted of two parts: a test and identification of bird species from photographs. All finalists and their teachers were invited.