A disaster for Arctic breeding species – the diesel fuel spill in Norilsk


About 10 days ago happened a disastrous spill of almost 21,000 tons of diesel fuel from a storage tank of a company owned by Norilsk Nikel. The ecologists call this the largest ever ecological disaster in the Arctic. On 29th May at the ground of the electric station – Norils-Taymir Energy Company controlled 100% by […]

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We celebrate World Migratory Bird Day


Today, 9 May, we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) – a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation for their conservation. This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is “Birds Connect Our World” and was chosen to highlight the importance of conserving and restoring […]

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The only breeding colony of Cormorants on the Northern Black Sea coast has been destroyed


During monitoring of waterbirds in the area of ​​Durankulak Lake on 06.05.2020, a BSPB team found that the breeding colony of Cormorants had been completely destroyed. All the trees where the cormorants nested were cut down and prepared for transport. According to local people, the clearing was held in the first half of April – […]

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Redbreasts are on the final leg before the Arctic


The Red-breasted Geese tagged under our project have already reached Northern Kazakhstan and remain a few weeks before tackling the last stretch before the Arctic. So far, six geese continue to transmit. Two of them are Tanyu and Peter – the only two surviving geese tagged last year in Kazakhstan, as well as Pantaley, Krum […]

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Pantaley arrived at our Project partners in Kazakhstan


On April 10, Pantaley arrived at the hunting estate area, which is managed by our project partners “Aidam 2012” Ltd. The farm includes one of the most important staging area for the Red-breasted and other migratory geese in Kazakhstan – Kulikol – Taldikol lakes complex. Each year, they shelter over 450,000 geese during the autumn […]

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Our Red-breasted Geese are already in Kazakhstan


Where are the tagged geese now? Slowly, but steadily they are advancing to the breeding grounds. After spending about a month in Kalmykia (Russia), most of them reached western Kazakhstan in early April. The geese are likely to remain there until the second half of May and then  they will complete the final stage of […]

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Help to protect the Durankulak Lake in Bulgaria


Durankulak Lake – a Ramsar site and Natura 2000 Special Protected Area in NE Bulgaria is in danger! There is a detrimental investment proposal which will endanger the biodiversity of the lake, its water resources without any real benefit to the local community or the region. The investment proposal for intensive fisheries and urbanization of […]

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New Technologies Development to Benefit the Red-breasted Goose


TheGPS transmitters we put on Red-breasted Geese give us extremely valuable information about migration, breeding and staging sites, threats and underlying causes of mortality. However, despite we use the best design for the species they are difficult to fit and often not comfortable for the birds. That is why a year ago we at the […]

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Emilia has a follower from Romania


Earlier this year, we told you about Emilia, one of 10 Red-breasted Geese equipped with satellite transmitters, which was found in a farm yard in the Romanian village of Victoria. Shortly afterwards, local residents of the municipality reported to our colleagues Emil Todorov and Sebastian Bugariu, who were in the area, about another Red-breasted Goose […]

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Follow the flyway of Krum, Pantaley and Damyan


The Red-breasted Geese with statellite transmitters have already arrived in Kalmykia on their way to the breeding areas. The first geese there in the end of February and now is the peak of their migrations. Some of the geese were named by children from the local schools in Durankulak and Shabla – Krum, Pantaley and […]

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Strong hunting pressure registered at wintering geese in Ukraine


Tanyu is one of the Red-breasted Geese that we tagged with a satellite transmitter in May 2019 in Kazakhstan. That allowed us to follow its migration and learn more about the nesting sites. During the breeding period the bird stayed in the Rostov region in Russia till the beginning of January and then reached the […]

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We have tagged 9 Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria


An international team of experts is now on the field in Durankulak where they are tagging Red-breasted Geese. Members of the BSPB, SOR are there and also Bob Swan who is cannon netting expert from Scotland and Joana Klass from Woodland Park Zoo, USA – a partner of our “LIFE for Save Flight”project. There were […]

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