Project objectives:

1. Reduce the impact of direct persecution of birds of prey in SW Bulgaria
2. Reduce the impact of indirect threats on birds of prey in SW Bulgaria
3. Restore the populations of species emblematic for the area
4. Maintain and enhance the habitat for birds of prey, reptiles and mammals in Natura 2000 site designated for these species
5. Create positive attitudes to birds of prey in key audiences

Start date: 01.6.2012 End date: 30.11.2016
Total cost of the project: € 376.891
The financial support for the Union: €188.445 (50%)

 

Vultures with transmitters

Veles – blue wing tag 12 on the left wing and blue ring

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Kresna gorge

Kresna is situated in South-west Bulgaria along the Struma River valley in the region of Kresna Gorge. On the south it reaches the villages Palat …

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Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

Египетски лешояд (Neophron percnopterus)

The smallest European Vulture that …

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Griffon Vulture

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

The Eurasian Griffon Vulture is …

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Cinereous Vulture

Cinereous or Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

The cinereous vulture …

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Large eagle that breeds on …

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Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

The Lanner Falcon is …

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Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus)

Large predator, hunting on small …

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Greek Tortoise (Testudo greaca) and Hermann Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

Greek Tortoise (Testudo greaca) and Hermann Tortoise (Testudo …

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