Tag: Rhodope Mountains

Growing deer population in Rhodope rewilding area in Bulgaria 

6 May 2020  |  LIFE Vultures news

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. 

Massive deaths from poisoned baits in northeastern Greece

19 March 2019  |  LIFE Vultures news

A dead Cinereous Vulture and a Golden Eagle have been recovered within a matter of days in February at the regional unit of Evros, in northern Greece, increasing the long list of rare and protected birds of prey that have been victims of human negligence. Both incidents occurred at a short distance from the protected area of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park.

Seven more artificial nests attract black vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes

5 December 2017  |  LIFE Vultures news

This autumn seven more artificial nests will attract black vultures in the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. In 2016 the first three nests for the rare birds  were built and are now numbering 10 nests. Black vultures have disappeared from Bulgaria some decades ago. The idea of ​​artificial nests is to attract birds from Dadia National Park in neighboring Greece to settle in the Eastern Rhodopes and gradually rebuild the population.

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