Tag: LIFE Vultures
A positive site survey means the reintroduction of cinereous vultures in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area in Bulgaria can begin in 2021. Overseen by the Rewilding Rhodopes team and partners, the return of this keystone species to the area as a breeding species will enhance local food chains.
This week four new electric poles are insulated in Rhodope Mountain in Bulgaria under the LIFE “Conservation of black and griffon vultures in Rhodope Mountains”. The insulation is one of the most important direct conservation project activities and until now 171 poles at risk for birds have been isolated in the Eastern Rhodopes and diverters have been installed on a 1.5 km power transmission line.
One year of operation of the small sized feeding stations – a win win collaboration in Kompsatos valley
In these dire times, the “collaboration” between livestock breeders of Kompsatos valley and a “nature’s clean-up crew” seems to have equally benefited both. Increasing and strict sanitary regulations of carcasses disposal force livestock breeders to process accordingly with their dead animals, something that might be difficult to achieve in some places. Due to the above mentioned regulations, the availability of vultures’ food source has shrunk
This year vulture experts and the rewilding team in the Rhodope Mountains counted 73 hatched vultures within the regular monitoring programme of the only indigenous griffon vulture population in Bulgaria.
Red and fallow deer populations in Rhodope rewilding area in Bulgaria are increasing rewarding the team’s rewilding efforts. The Rewilding Rhodopes Foundation have been working for many years to reestablish populations of both fallow and red deer in Bulgaria’s Eastern Rhodope mountains. Introducing small groups of animals over successive years is proving a good way to establish viable red and fallow deer populations.
Lords of the Rhodopean Skies: a new online wildlife exhibition takes off for this years “Earth day” 50th anniversary
This year we mark the “Earth day” 50th anniversary with a visually stunning new exhibition, showcasing the natural wonders of the Eastern Rhodopes. This year the event has gone digital and so did we.
Reaching out virtually to younger generations and first “rewilding” lesson for the young enthusiast of Tourism High School in Haskovo
Reaching out to younger generations and inspiring them to learn more about the wild nature around them is a critical part of rewilding. This week our rewilding team participated in an exciting online lesson with young followers and enthusiasts from Secondary Vocational School of Tourism “Aleksandar Paskalev” – Haskovo, Bulgaria.
The main conservation action of the “Conservation of black and griffon vultures in Rhodope mountains”project in the Greek part of Rhodope Mountain is the establishment of a network of small-sized feeding sites for vultures that will be supplied by livestock breeders.
This year, the LIFE Vultures Team rom BSPB and Rewilding Rhodopes counted about 50 less Griffon Vultures compared to last year in the Eastern Rhodopes.