Active Work with Hunters in Kalmykia Precedes the Spring Hunting


On February 19, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kalmykia hosted a meeting with hunters on the issues of opening spring hunting in the Republic. The meeting was also attended by the director of the state reserve “Black Lands” Bataar Ubushaev, who addressed the audience stressing on the ethics […]

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The peak of red-breasted geese numbers in Coastal Dobrudzha registered at the end of January


The highest number of wintering Red-breasted Geese in Coastal Dobrudzha was registered only in the last days of January. At that time, 5844 Red-breasted Geese – a globally threatened species and 2303 Greater White-fronted Gsse – were observed during the regular observation of the wintering birds in the region of Natura 2000 sites – Durankulak […]

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Lesser White-fronted Goose – a globally threatened species, observed in the Bourgas lakes


Lesser White-fronted Goose and a Bean Goose have been observed in Bourgas lakes in the last days of January, during the regular monitoring of birds in the wetlands of Bourgas by a team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). photo Nicky Petkov/ White-fronted Goose Both species of geese are very rare […]

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Wetlands – a sustainable future for cities


Every year, on 2 February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day to bring peoples’ attention to the important role of wetlands for the people and the Planet. This year’s theme is “Wetlands – A Sustainable Future for Cities”. The aim is to highlight the important role of wetlands in the urbanization process and their key importance […]

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Report on our Project field activities in Ukraine


The hunting season in Ukraine ends, finally!  “Although some are hunters on documents, but in fact poachers, immediately go to a different category – the category of “elite” who have been granted permission to “hunt on predators” and continue to poach. We shall stay vigilant for violations by these people and we will promptly and […]

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Five times less waterbirds were counted over the weekend


По-малко водолюбиви птици у нас през този януари

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Redbreasts in the focus of ornithologists in Ukraine


In mid-January 2018 in the coastal areas of the Ukrainian Black Sea Region, as part of the LIFE project “Conservation of the Red-breasted Goose on the Global Flyway,” a teams of ornithologists conducted census of Red-breasted Goose and other waterbirds. Such monitoring was conducted just before the cyclone that had come from the Balkans. In […]

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International expert starts development of the methodology for monitoring the Red-breasted Goose along the flyway


Dr. Rob Sheldon, will develop a comprehensive monitoring methodology for the Red-breasted Goose to be applied in all key range countries of the species. The new methodology will allow the collection of detailed and objective data on population size, numbers and threats in the key sites for the species. Dr. Rob Sheldon has worked in […]

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It’s once again time for counting waterbirds


Среднозимно преброяване на водолюбивите птици

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Participants in European forum praised the agri-environmental scheme in Bulgaria


On 28.09.2017 in Brussels was held a thematic workshop в “Natura 2000: making an effective use of the support possibilities under the Rural Development policy”. This ENRD workshop explored how to make an effective use of support possibilities for Natura 2000 under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). It was jointly organised by […]

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The project for the conservation of the Red-breasted Goose along its way started


In September, the new BSPB project was officially launched aiming to protect the Red-breasted Goose along its flyway range. This project builds on and upgrades on the results achieved by the “Safe Ground for the Redbreasts” Project (LIFE09 / NAT / BG000230). The new project covers all five key countries for the conservation of the […]

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