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 species – Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. A total of 11 partners from the five countries will participate, including NGOs and state institutions.
The main focus of the project is to improve the knowledge of the species in the different parts of the areal and to reduce the poaching of red-breasted geese, especially in Russia and Kazakhstan. Zoning and strengthening of key areas in Kazakhstan and Russia, recovery and improvement of food habitats in these countries, working with local communities and others are envisaged.
The Project „LIFE for Safe Flight” (LIFE16/NAT/BG00847) will make a significant contribution to the implementation of the International Action Plan for the Conservation of the Species adopted by the Meeting of Parties of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the AEWA International Working Group and the AEWA Secretariat.