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Only 1100 Red-breasted Geese were counted in Romania

05.01.2023

During this season’s first monitoring, SOR specialists, together with volunteers, counted 1,107 Red-breasted Geese. This is the lowest number in the last 10 years for the month of November. A possible reason for the low numbers during this period could be the rather high temperatures, which slowed down the migration of the birds. A simultaneous […]

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A winter festival dedicated to the Red-breasted goose was held in Shabla

21.12.2022

A new winter festival took place on December 17th  and 18th  on the square in front of the community center in Shabla.It is called “Shabla and the Birds” and is dedicated to the emblematic for the region  Red-breasted Goose.The purpose of the event is to popularize the idea of protecting the birds that flies over […]

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LIFE for Safe Flight project isolated with diverters almost 4km of power-lines

09.11.2022

Marking devices (diverters) were fitted on powerlines in the area of ​​the Durankulak Lake SPA. The aim is to make the marked wires more visible to flying geese and other bird species and to reduce collisions and mortality. Bird diverters reduce by 60-80% the cases of collision accidents and are used in the frames of […]

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Autumn Goose Monitoring and poaching incidents in Kazakhstan

04.11.2022

In the month of October, the annual monitoring of migrating geese in Kazakhstan, conducted by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), took place. This monitoring makes it possible to obtain, on the one hand, timely and, on the other hand, long-term information over the years, to assess the number of geese […]

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BSPB and its LIFE for Safe Flight Project were part of the AEWA Meeting in Budapest

30.09.2022

Yesterday during the sessions of side events at the MOP8 was held Cooperation Beyond the Borders – Conservation of Migratory Geese within the AEWA Flyway event. Organiser were Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Lithuanian Ornithological Society, AEWA Red-breasted Goose IWG/AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose IWG supported by LIFE for Safe Flight Project and LIFE LWfG […]

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Countries Flock Together for Waterbirds in Budapest

30.09.2022

The Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) held under the theme “Strengthening Flyway Conservation in a Changing World” concluded today in Budapest, Hungary with the adoption of 16 resolutions and new guidelines aiming to improve the conservation status of 255 migratory waterbirds listed under […]

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Bird and kite lovers met again in Shabla

09.09.2022

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

21.07.2022

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

15.06.2022

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

08.03.2022

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

23.02.2022

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

17.02.2022

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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