The Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project

The Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project is a cross-border initiative bringing together wildlife conservation organisations, governmental agencies and other stakeholder such as; hunting associations, farmers and scientists, in five Balkan countries to tackle illegal wildlife poisoning.

 

Working in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Macedonia (FYR) we are leading establishment of National Anti-poison Working Groups in each country working with national partners with the aim of producing a National Anti-Poison Roadmap. These Roadmaps will provide the foundation for future work combating the use of poison and prevent the illegal killing of wildlife and protect vultures.

 

#BalkansAgainstPoisoning

 

Implementation period: 2018 to 2020 

 

Implementation area: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Macedonia (FYR)

 

Partners: Albanian Ornithological Society-AOS, Protection and Preservation of Natural

Environment in Albania-PPNEA, Ornithological Society “Naše ptice”, Association BIOM, Hellenic

Ornithological Society-HOS, Macedonian Ecological Society-MES. 

 

Summary of Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project Actions
BAPP summary_final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

Balkan Vultures Poison Study

Review of the problem of poison use and vulture poisoning in the Balkan Peninsula
Pantović, U., Andevski, J. (2018). Vulture Conservation Foundation, Netherlands.

This study provides an overview of the situation with the use of poisonous substances in the environment and its effects on vulture populations and wildlife in general in each of six Balkan countries including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia (FYR) and Serbia.
Balkan Vultures Poison Study Nov 2018 .p
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB

Latest news from the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project

Sun

26

May

2019

Report published from our Spanish practical training course supporting Balkan colleagues fight illegal wildlife poisoning

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25

May

2019

Harshest wildlife poisoning penalty in Spain's history

Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
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Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop

Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Nova Varoš, Serbia, 08 – 10 April, 2019

Workshop report

Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop report
The Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop was held at the Special Nature Reserve Uvac, Nova Varoš, Serbia 8-10 April. This report outlines the main points from the agenda of the Workshop, delegate list and conclusions from the Workshop.
BAPP Workshop Report_draft_ver3_final.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

National Anti-Poisoning Road Maps

Albania

Albania Anti-Poisoning Road Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Heregovina Anti-Posioning Roa
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

Croatia

Croatia Anti-Poisoning Road Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB

Greece

Greece Anti-Poisoning Road Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB

North Macedonia

North Macedonia Anti-Poisoning Road Map.
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB

Wildlife Crime and Investigation - Techniques and Procedures Practical Training Course

Cercedilla, Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Spain, 7-8 May 2019

Training Course report

The Wildlife Crime and Investigation - Techniques and Procedures Practical Training Course was held in Madrid, Spain between the 7-8 May 2019. This report outlines the details of the course including the presentations, delegate list and details of the practical elements of the course that aimed to build participants' knowledge and skills in investigating wildlife crime and in particular wildlife poisoning.
TRAINING COURSE - Cercedilla.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

News from the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project

Sun

26

May

2019

Report published from our Spanish practical training course supporting Balkan colleagues fight illegal wildlife poisoning

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Sat

25

May

2019

Harshest wildlife poisoning penalty in Spain's history

Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
Dead Egyptian Vulture in one of the reserves. (c) Nursery Forestry of Navarra
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Sun

19

May

2019

Report from ground-breaking Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop published

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Sat

04

May

2019

Spanish anti-poison professionals welcome Balkan colleagues for a two day training course

Colleagues from Spain leading a practical workshop to identify wildlife poisoning as part of our Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning workshop with a Griffon Vulture that died of natural causes
Colleagues from Spain leading a practical workshop to identify wildlife poisoning as part of our Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning workshop with a Griffon Vulture that died of natural causes
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Fri

12

Apr

2019

Portugal reaffirms its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning

Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
Representatives from organisations that have signed up to the partnership agreement for the new Antidote Programme Protocols for Action
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Mon

08

Apr

2019

The silent killer strikes across Greece with multiple vultures reported dead over the last two months

A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
A Golden Eagle discovered poisoned in the Dadia-Lefkimis -Soufliou Forest National Park (c) Lavrentis Sidiropoulos.
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Tue

02

Apr

2019

The Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning Workshop, Serbia, 8-10 April 2019

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Mon

01

Apr

2019

Illegal wildlife poisoning in Montenegro kills a pair of breeding Golden Eagles

One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
One of the two Golden Eagles poisoned in Montenegro (c) CZIP/BirdLife Montenegro.
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Mon

11

Mar

2019

Announcing the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project Small Grants Programme

Anti-poisoning patrol in Spain collecting poisoned baits
Anti-poisoning patrol in Spain collecting poisoned baits
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Fri

08

Mar

2019

Operation AntiTox tackling illegal wildlife poisoning in Spain

The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
The dead Bearded Vulture discovered as part of Operation Antitox (c) Guardia Civil
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Thu

07

Mar

2019

Poisoning incident in North Macedonia tests new protocols to fight the crime

An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
An Imperial Eagle, the victim of suspected illegal wildlife poisoning in North Macedonia (c) Emilian Lisichants
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Wed

16

Jan

2019

More details announced for our Balkan Vultures Anti-Poisoning Workshop in Serbia in April

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Mon

14

Jan

2019

Fighting illegal wildlife poisoning on the Balkan Peninsula

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Fri

11

Jan

2019

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Serbia

 Dead Griffon Vulture, poisoned with kreozan in Trešnica gorge, Serbia, 20/06/2008 (c) Bratislav Grubač
Dead Griffon Vulture, poisoned with kreozan in Trešnica gorge, Serbia, 20/06/2008 (c) Bratislav Grubač
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Mon

07

Jan

2019

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Newspaper article from 1991 reporting the mass poisoning of Griffon Vultures in Blagaj
Newspaper article from 1991 reporting the mass poisoning of Griffon Vultures in Blagaj
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Mon

31

Dec

2018

Bringing partners together in Greece to discuss illegal wildlife poisoning

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Fri

21

Dec

2018

Join us in Serbia for the Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning Workshop in April 2019

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Tue

18

Dec

2018

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Albania

Dead Egyptian Vulture found poisoned (c) BSPB
Dead Egyptian Vulture found poisoned (c) BSPB
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Tue

11

Dec

2018

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - FYR Macedonia

Poisoned Egyptian vulture in FYR Macedonia
Poisoned Egyptian vulture in FYR Macedonia
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Fri

07

Dec

2018

Survey of Egyptian vultures in FYR Macedonia suggests the population has declined since 2014

Surveying Egyptian vultures in FYR Macedonia (c) Macedonian Ecological Society.
Surveying Egyptian vultures in FYR Macedonia (c) Macedonian Ecological Society.
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Tue

04

Dec

2018

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Croatia

Dead Griffon vultures from a single poisoning incident with Carbofuran, on the Island of Rab, December 2004 (Kvarner Archipelago, Croatia). (C) Grifon – Birds of Prey Conservation Society
Dead Griffon vultures from a single poisoning incident with Carbofuran, on the Island of Rab, December 2004 (Kvarner Archipelago, Croatia). (C) Grifon – Birds of Prey Conservation Society
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Thu

29

Nov

2018

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project: Country in Focus - Greece

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Fri

23

Nov

2018

New VCF study estimates over 2,300 vultures have died as a result of being poisoned in the Balkan Peninsula over the last 20 years

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Wed

21

Nov

2018

A great success for Egyptian vultures breeding in Greece in the 2018 breeding season but threat of poisoning is real

Breeding pair of Egyptian vultures in Meteora (c) D.Vavylis HOS/BirdLife Greece
Breeding pair of Egyptian vultures in Meteora (c) D.Vavylis HOS/BirdLife Greece
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Wed

31

Oct

2018

Latest Egyptian vulture census of Albania reveals a new occupied territory

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Mon

29

Oct

2018

Fighting illegal wildlife poisoning in Serbia

Griffon vulture poisoned in Kresna Gorge in the neighbouring Balkan country of Bulgaria
Griffon vulture poisoned in Kresna Gorge in the neighbouring Balkan country of Bulgaria
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Thu

13

Sep

2018

Significant progress for anti-poison work in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mon

03

Sep

2018

One less Egyptian vulture in the Balkans - and what an horrible death!

Working to save the injured Egyptian vulture
Working to save the injured Egyptian vulture
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Mon

20

Aug

2018

New study reveals the impact of illegal poisoning in Greece

Griffon vulture a victim of illegal wildlife poisoning in Greece, May 2018
Griffon vulture a victim of illegal wildlife poisoning in Greece, May 2018
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Mon

13

Aug

2018

Fighting illegal wildlife poisoning with the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project

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Fri

08

Jun

2018

First steps into fight against wildlife poisoning in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Balkans Anti-Poisoning Project

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Thu

07

Jun

2018

Great progress in Croatia within the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project

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Mon

21

May

2018

Fighting for vultures in the Balkans - Excellent progress in Macedonia within the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project!

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Wed

16

May

2018

Fighting illegal poisoning of vultures in the Balkans - setting a baseline for anti-poisoning work in Albania

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Mar

2018

New Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project kick-offs at the 3rd Adriatic Flyway Conference

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Meeting reports

Working with national partners in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Macedonia (FYR) we have been coordinating meetings with stakeholders. For full reports of each of these meetings you can download the meeting reports below.

Albania Meeting Report May 2018
Albania Meeting Report May 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 465.1 KB
Croatia Meeting Report May 2018
Croatia Meeting Report May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 547.4 KB
Bosnia & Herzegovina Meeting Report May 2018
Bosnia & Herzegovina Meeting Report May
Adobe Acrobat Document 545.0 KB
Republic of Macedonia Meeting Report May 2018
Republic of Macedonia Meeting Report May
Adobe Acrobat Document 465.1 KB

Downloads

Project identity - logo and slogan

Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project Communications Plan
BAPP Communication Plan .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 760.4 KB
Albanian project identity
Albanian.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 3.6 MB
Bosanski project identity
Bosanski.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 3.6 MB
Croatian project identity
Croatian.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 3.6 MB
English project identity
English.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 3.6 MB
Greek project identity
Greek.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 5.9 MB
Makedonski project identity
Makedonski.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 3.6 MB

The Balkan Ant-Poisoning Project is funded by the Mava Foundation.

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