The project „Conservation Measures for a Flagship Bird Species in the East of Bulgaria - The Egyptian Vulture‛ was successfully brought to an end [ 2010-08-12 18:01:23 ]

 

The project “Conservation Measures for a Flagship Bird Species in the East of Bulgaria - The Egyptian Vulture” has been successfully brought to an end. The project was carried out by the Bulgarian Society for the protection of Birds with the financial support of the Rufford Small Grants Foundation. The project ran from 2009 to 2010 and was supervised by Ivaylo Angelov. Some of the most important results of the study relate to the ten juvenile vultures that were ringed with colored metal rings and were sampled for toxicology.

Additionally, the most threatened sub-population, located in North-eastern Bulgaria, was supported and contributions were made to encourage the pairs’ breeding success. Through pilot implementation of a new method for supplementary feeding we have provided 30 supplementary feedings, supporting 6 nests in Northern Bulgaria.

The project also increased future capacity to work for species conservation. Four students (Vladimir Dobrev, Dobromir Dobrev, Volen Arkumarev, Tsvetomira Iotzova) living in the breeding range of the species were trained in specific field conservation techniques. Through direct participation they became acquainted with raising awareness in local communities. Further, we continued to disseminate information and educate local stakeholders on the need for and importance of conservation. We produced 1,000 copies of a full-color poster-calendar which we distributed to mayoralty buildings, shops, restaurants, schools, cultural centers, pharmacies and among citizens of various professions.

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Conservation Measures for a Flagship Bird Species in the East of Bulgaria - The Egyptian Vulture. Final Report, 2010. 2505.69 Kb pdf
Conservation Measures for a Flagship Bird Species in the East of Bulgaria - The Egyptian Vulture. Additional Report with photos, 2010. 157.46 Kb pdf