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Red-breasted Goose on Stage

01.04.2019

On 29th March on the stage of the assembly hall of the Russian National Gymnasium in the framework of the Year of the Theater, the Republican contest of theatrical performances “Red-breasted Goose – Beauty of Manych” was held with the support of the international flyway project for the preservation of these rare birds “Life for […]

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Safe Passage Granted to Redbreasts in Kalmykia in the Spring!

27.02.2019

Recently we received great news from our Project partners in Russia – the Government of Republic of Kalmykia has closed the spring hunting in 2019! In October last year the LIFE for Safe Flight partners in Russia initiated a high level meeting in Kalmykia to discuss issues with spring hunting and options to reduce its […]

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Red-breasted Goose class for school children in Kalmykia

21.02.2019

In Yashkul multidisciplinary gymnasium there has been a special class – hour of ecology for students of 5-8 grade “From the Red Data Book pages – Red-breasted Goose”. The event has been opened by the leader of the club “Natural Herritage” E.A. Samtanova, who told the history of the development of Red Data Book  and […]

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Poachers have shot through the field car of BSPB in Durankulak

21.02.2019

Late in the evening the car of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds was shot at, while parked in the yard of Durankulak Field Station. The most probably perpetrators of this vandal act are poachers, who are active in the illegal fishing in the lakes of Shabla and Durankulak. Teams of the BSPB […]

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The Red-breasted Geese are most numerous in Burgas area this winter

21.02.2019

The highest number of Red-breasted Geese this winter in Bulgaria was observed around the Burgas lakes. This is the results of recent monitoring counts made this weekend. Some 6000 Red-breasted Geese have been observed by the team that monitors the dynamic of the numbers of this globally threatened species on the territory of the lakes […]

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Just a few hundreds of Redbreasts were observed during the last days of 2018

04.01.2019

Just a few hundreds of Red-breasted Geese were observed in Bulgaria during the last days of 2018, when the successive goose winter monitoring took place in Coastal Dobrudzha, Svishtovsko-Belene lowlands and the Burgas lakes complex, implemented by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.   Red-breasted geese/Nikolai Petkov/www.naturephotos.eu “The decrease in numbers of red-breasted […]

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The Redbreasts increased significantly in Coastal Dobrudzha in a week time

12.12.2018

From 1 to 1500 have increased the Red-breasted Geese wintering in Coastal Dobrudzha for a period of just one week. This is the information submitted by our field team of BSPB working in NE Bulgaria.   The numbers of the Greater White-fronted Geese has also increased and now the species numbers about 5,000 birds. The […]

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A rare visitor spotted in “Durankulak Lake” Natura 2000 site

12.12.2018

The rare for our country species –  Velvet Scotter has been spotted  today by a field team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds in the SPA “Durankulak Lake.   photo Valentin Katrandzhiev/Velver Scotter In 2015 the species has been listed in IUCN Red List as Vulnerable due to a general population decline […]

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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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