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Griffon vulture webcam broadcasts live from Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains

25 January 2021  |  News

A newly installed live webcam in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area is now providing online viewers with a rare glimpse into the lives of Bulgarian Griffon vultures. Located in the centre of a major Griffon vulture colony, the webcam offers a close-up view of a nest, together with its feathered visitors.

The two new bisons joined the rest of the bison herd in Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria

21 December 2020  |  News

At the end of last week, the two new bisons that arrived in the Rhodope Mountains in October, joined the rest of the bison herd and will further boost the group. The two young females, donated from Sóstó Zoo (in collaboration with Miskolc Zoo) and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, were released after a short period of quarantine and adaptation in a special enclosure.

Tackling the threat of electrocution in the Eastern Rhodopes to protect vultures

19 September 2019  |  News

This summer, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Elektrorazpredelenie Yug EAD continued the provision of bird-related electrical poles in the Eastern Rhodopes. This important work is expected to continue until the end of the year, resulting in a total of 170 pillars and 150 diverters installed.

More griffon vultures tagged in the Rhodope Mountains

27 June 2018  |  LIFE Vultures news, News

During the end of June seven vultures were successfully measured, biologically sampled and tagged with rings and wing tags in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. The tagging operation will add to the valuable data currently being used to support the recovery and territorial expansion of the birds.

Rewilding Rhodopes team welcomed a newborn bison

20 June 2018  |  News

Rewilding Rhodopes team welcomed a newborn bison last week. Both mother and the calf are doing well, with the team monitoring the bison family on a daily basis. At birth, calves are quite small, weighing between 15 and 35 kg.

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