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Two Imperial eagles were found dead
27.03.2017
The dead eagles were found within half an hour in the region of Sliven at the detour of a priority for isolating electrical lines. One of the birds, a two years old eagle, probably died after a collision with wires of a 110 kV power line, which is owned and operated by ESO and is adjacent to the 20 kV line of EVN. This is one of the few established cases of killed Imperial eagles in a collis ...
Three Imperial eagles were found dead during monitoring
13.03.2017
Most certainly the death of the birds was caused by electric shock. Two of the Imperial Eagles were found near the protected area "Kamenski Bair." One of them was an adult, the other - in the fourth immature plumage. The third bird, also in immature plumage, was found near one of the breeding pairs of Imperial eagles in the valley of the Tundza River. Two of the birds were found in ...
The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy needs a drastic reform
06.02.2017
On 2th of February the European Commission launched its long-awaited public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is calling for a sustainable food and farming system.  Currently around 35% of the entire EU budget goes to the CAP.The current CAP is undermining the environment, public health and sustainable develop ...
The new brochure of the LIFE project
25.01.2017
“Sustainable management of pastures for the benefit of farmers and the Imperial Eagle" is the title of the new brochure of the LIFE project "Land for Life." It focuses on the ways in which farmers can help to protect eagles while developing its activities in harmony with nature conservation on their lands. By demonstrating a model for sustainable managem ...
World-renowned experts supported the development and adoption of a
16.11.2016
From 3rd to November 6th, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia, was held the 6th European Ground Squirrel Meeting. The meeting took place at the Instutute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology University of Belgrade and was organized by Assoc. Prof. Duško Ćirović. The meeting was attended by over 30 scientists, environmentalists and experts from research institutions, non-governmental organizations and ...
First meeting for developing the plan for restoration of the grasslands under the project
27.10.2016
On 25/10/2016 at the National Museum of Natural History was held the first meeting for developing the Plan for Restoration and Sustainable Management of the Grasslands necessary for the purposes of the BSPB LIFE project “Restoration and sustainable management of Imperial Eagle’s foraging habitats in key Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria" (LIFE14 NAT/BG/001119). ...
General meeting of all LIFE projects in Bulgaria
21.10.2016
A meeting of all Bulgarian projects under the LIFE program of the European Union was held last week. The meeting was hosted by the Executive Forest Agency within the LIFE project "Preserve key forest habitats of the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) in Bulgaria". Partner of the project is the Bulgar ...
 A record low rate of mortality among breeding pairs of Imperial eagles in 2016
20.10.2016
The team of the LIFE project "Land for Life" reported a record low rate of mortality of nesting Imperial eagles - only 3.77%, which is the lowest for the last 10 years. For comparison, the average rate for the past 17 years was 8.98% and the highest was in 2012 - 20.45%. This year the number of the p ...
The first stage of the social study in the areas of the LIFE project
29.09.2016
The first stage of the representative quantitative survey of the public opinion in key project NATURA 2000 areas has just finished. The socio-economic impact of the project was assessed in two dimensions – importance of the Imperial eagle for the local people as natural heritage and attraction for tourists, and secondly the impact of extensive management of foraging habitats to local l ...
Study of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in the areas of the LIFE project
31.07.2016
А field team of the LIFE project “Land for Life” studied mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that occur in the territories of the project. Mammals have been studied in 25 trial sites. The team found the presence of 22 species of mammals, as one of the most common are: Mole, Hedgehog, Small and Large Crocidura, Blind dog, Rabbits, Voles, and Badgers. European ground squirrel - prote ...