Dobromir Dobrev
First specialized course for qualification and capacity building of the state institution against use of poisons in the nature has been held in Bulgaria
Jun 28, 2022
In the period June 22-24, 2022, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), the Thrakia University of Stara Zagora, the General Directorate of the National Police and the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center - Stara Zagora conducted a specialized training course of employees of state institutions, aimed at investigating cases of poisoning and improving coordination between institutions regarding the work and implementation of activities set out in the "National Action Plan to Combat Illegal Use of Poisons in the Wild 2021-2030“.
Field visit
IBER experts visited breeding centers for European hamster
Jun 14, 2022
In May 2022 our colleagues, Assistant professor Dr Yordan Koshev and Assistant professor Dr Maria Kacahamakova from the IBER, visited breeding centers for European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in Metelen, Germany and the Gaya Zoo in the Netherlands.
Ventsi Georgiev
The final round of the Bulgarian National Olympiad in ornithology was held
Jun 06, 2022

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.


Marius Iana
The first Saker falcon monitoring in Romania covered over 5000 km
May 25, 2022
Amongst the falcon species found in Romania, we can say that the Saker falcons are so rare, that we can count them on one hand. Breeding in the southern and eastern parts of the European continent, it prefers arid, open landscapes of wooded steppes. It’s a large and powerful falcon, but also very agile and fast, aggressive and persevering in following its prey. All these qualities have earned our admiration and the name as sacred falcon, but have also caused this bird decline.