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The first Red-breasted Goose for the season was observed at Durankulak Lake

30.11.2018

A single Red-breasted Goose was observed during the weekend in Durankulak Lake. Although the team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds working in the area was not lucky to see huge flocks of wintering geese, Coastal Dobrudzha offered other interesting observations. Among them are those of six White-headed Ducks, Red-breasted Divers, Red-crested […]

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First 6000 Red-breasted Geese are already in their wintering quarters in Romania

30.11.2018

The first significant numbers of the vulnerable Red-breasted Goose have already arrived in their wintering quarters in South-east Romania. During the first for the season 2018/2019 international coordinated count carried out at the end of November were counted 5993 individuals. The simultaneous counts were carried out in all six project sites – Delta Dunari-Razim-Sinoe Complex, […]

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5000 white-fronted geese were observed during the first for the season monitoring in Bulgaria

16.11.2018

Over 5000 white-fronted geese were observed in Svishtov region in Bulgaria. The team did the observation believes that their number are likely reduced due to foggy weather and bad visibility. The observation is the first of the season monitoring of wintering wild geese in the country. During the weekend three teams of the Bulgarian Society […]

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A Meeting to Discuss Preservation of Rare Anseriformes in Kalmykia

11.10.2018

On October 10, 2018, a meeting was held  by the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia to discuss restriction of the hunting of waterfowl in the spring of 2019 and creation of resting safety zones in places of concentration of rare bird species on the territory of the Kumo-Manych depression. The meeting was attended by […]

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Two leading international experts share experience with Bulgarian colleagues in Burgas

04.10.2018

Two international experts on waterbirds conservation and ecology shared experience with their Bulgarian counterparts during a three-day seminar to be held in Burgas on 1 and 2 October 2018. The meeting in the seaside city was the first of three to be held in three of the key range countries of the Red-breasted goose flyway […]

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Monitoring and Hunting control actions in Kazakhstan

22.06.2018

From April 15 to end of May, ornithologists from the ACBK and North Kazakhstan State University have monitored the spring migration of the geese in the Kostanay region and Northern Kazakhstan and made control raids to check compliance with the ban on spring hunting of waterfowl, which has been introduced since 2017 in Kazakhstan. The […]

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“LIFE for Safe Flight” Project featured on the website of LIFE Program

22.06.2018

Our Project has received special attention in attempt to promote the conservation of the Red-breasted Goose and the efforts to boost its protection along the flyway. The EU LIFE Program has featured the project and its activities on their website. More you can see here    

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Active Work with Hunters in Kalmykia Precedes the Spring Hunting

07.03.2018

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

02.02.2018

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

01.02.2018

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/www.NaturePhotos.eu/Lesser White-fronted Goose Both species of geese are very rare […]

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Wetlands – a sustainable future for cities

01.02.2018

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

31.01.2018

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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