Bird and kite lovers met again in Shabla


From 2nd to 4th of September, the tenth anniversary edition of the Kite Festival took place near the city of Shabla. The festival is dedicated to the conservation of the rare and emblematic bird species of the region – the Red-breasted Goose and is organized by the municipality of Shabla and the Green Education Center. […]

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New Tagged Geese Will Help us Follow Redbreasts’ Migration Next Season


In early May this year, an expedition was organized in Northern Kazakhstan, one of the key spring migration areas of the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose. The goal was to capture new birds and tag them with GPS-GSM transmitters to track their movements during migration and wintering. The tagged birds play a vital role in the […]

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Sustainable Migratory Waterbird Harvesting and Conservation workshop in Romania


From 9 to 10 June in Bucharest took place the last workshop based on the AEWA Conservation Guidelines No. 5 – Guidelines on Sustainable Harvest of Migratory Waterbirds. At the workshop our two trainers Neils Kaintstrup of the University of Aarhus in Denmark – a leading expert on game biology, together with his colleague Dr. […]

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Aid for Tuzlovski Lagoon National Nature Park in Ukraine


Dear Friends, we are launching a fundraising campaign to help our partners in the Tuzlovski Lagoon National Nature Park in Ukraine. Our goal is to provide funds for basic necessities, medicines and equipment needed in this difficult time. The park management is one of the Ukrainian partners in the “LIFE for Safe Flight” project. They […]

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Over 500 000 Greater White-fronted geese counted in February


Coordinated  counting of the wintering geese in Ukraine, South-Eastern Romania and Bulgaria took place in the mid-February.  Experts and volunteers of the project Conservation of the Red-breasted goose along the global Flyway joined forces and visited the most significant for the conservation of the wintering geese water bodies in the region. The biggest numbers of […]

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New case of poaching: Greater white-fronted geese shot by poachers in Romania


The Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) draws attention to a new case of poaching of great white-fronted geese in Romania. Two birds of this species were shot in the area of ​​Sachele, Constanta region. Greater white-fronted geese are a hunting species, but it is not possible to hunt during this period due to the ban on […]

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Our project manager is a conservation hero


An article on the World Atlas website presents 12 Incredible Conservation Heroes Saving Our Wildlife From Extinction. The selection includes conservationists from all around the world who “are working hard to undo the wrongs already done to the planet by the thoughtless actions of our own species.” One of them is our colleague Nikolai Petkov, […]

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Fire raged in the Durankulak Lake


On February 5, a fire broke out in the reeds in Durankulak Lake. After the intervention of the fire brigade the fire was localized and extinguished. Most likely it was arson. According to the management plan of the protected area, the burning of reeds is prohibited. About 15 decares of water-loving vegetation in the area […]

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New record: Biologists from the Romanian Ornithological Society counted 24,000 Red-breasted Geese


For the ornithologists from the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR), the winter months also mean the implementation of the traditional monitoring scheme dedicated to Red-breasted Geese (Branta ruficollis). In January, the teams of ornithologists who were on the field for the census faced cold, rain and wind, but returned with good news! For the second year […]

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In memoriam


It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Evgeny Syroechkovsky passed away early morning on January 25, 2022. Evgeny, or Zhenya, was a loving and beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend, he was a colleague and organizer, a leader of countless expeditions, a fundraiser, a flagship and an inspiration. His energy, skill […]

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Another of the tagged red-breasted geese died in Romania


The male Redbreast “Talgat”, which ASBC colleagues fitter with transmitter this spring in Kazakhstan, died in Romania near the lake Sinoe. The strange circumstances surrounding the goose’s death are alarming. It was found on the territory of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve in the area of ​​one of the most important places for wintering in […]

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Most of the Red-Breasted Geese have not arrived at their wintering site yet


The first coordinated counting of the wintering geese in Ukraine, South-Eastern Romania and Bulgaria for this autumn-winter season was held several days ago. Experts and volunteers together visited various wetland areas in the regions, important for the wild geese protection. Here are the results: The Red-Breasted geese in Bulgaria have been observed in the Svistov-Belene […]

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