LIFE Vultures back to LIFE - Bright Future for Black Vulture in Bulgaria

 

Implementation period: August 2015 to June 2022

 

Implementation area: Bulgaria

 

Target Vulture species: Cinereous vulture

 

Summary

This project aims to establish a nesting population of the Eurasian black vulture in Bulgaria, through the reintroduction of the species in the Balkan Mountain range in Bulgaria – with first releases planned for 2018. The goal is to restore the connections between the sub-populations of this species in the Balkans (Greece), Crimea, the Alps and the Iberian Peninsula.

 

The project will support the further implementation of the Balkan Vulture Action Plan, through the improvement of nesting conditions, of the food base for vultures (strengthening wild rodent and herbivore populations and stimulating sustainable grazing practices), as well as working on anti-poisoning programmes and minimizing electrocution in powerlines.

 

Partners

Green Balkans - Stara Zagora NGO (leading partner), European Nature Heritage Fund, Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna, Consejería de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Medio Ambiente y Energía - Dirección General de Medio Ambiente, Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF)

 

VCF main actions/activities in the project

  • Assessment of the current anti-poison activities in Bulgaria and establishment of protocols;
  • Development of strategy and adequate protocols for artificial feeding;
  • Securing and delivering Black Vulture for release in Bulgaria.

 

For more information, visit the Vultures Back to Life website

 

News about the Vultures Back to Life project

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Dec

2017

Black vultures continue to increase in Mallorca – 2017 was again a record breeding year

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Sep

2017

Eight more black vultures from Andalusia (Spain) transferred for the reintroduction project in France

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Sep

2017

All together for vultures in Extremadura (Spain)

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Sep

2017

Interesting observation of a black vulture at the Romanian Black Sea coast

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Sep

2017

International Vulture Day is today – Post 4 – European black vulture – did you know…?

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Jun

2017

Barcelona Zoo sent 3 captive-bred griffons for the vulture reintroduction project in Bulgaria

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Apr

2017

2016 Report on the black vulture captive breeding network

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Apr

2017

Poisoning incident in Kresna Gorge (Bulgaria) gets even bigger – a total of 18 griffon vultures now confirmed dead

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Mar

2017

Massive poisoning incident(s) in Kresna George, Bulgaria, deals a blow to the recovering Balkan griffon vulture population

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Feb

2017

Three black vultures to be released tomorrow in the Gorges du Verdon (France)

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Jan

2016

Vultures Back to LIFE – the dream goes on. New LIFE project for the reintroduction of the black vulture to Bulgaria starts!

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Jan

2016

Restoring vulture populations in the Balkans – from griffon vultures to black vultures…

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