The Action Plan for Conservation of the Red-breasted Goose in Bulgaria was officially approved only two days ago


The Action Plan for Conservation of the Red-breasted Goose in Bulgaria developed by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), was officially approved only two days ago. The Plan includes conservation activities and priorities for a period of 10 years (2018-2027).   The aim of this document, approved by the Ministry of Environment and Waters, is to contribute to the improvement of the status and trends of the wintering population of the Red-breasted Goose in the country through a set of measures and activities to ensure appropriate and...


Participants in European forum praised the agri-environmental scheme in Bulgaria


On 28.09.2017 in Brussels was held a thematic workshop в “Natura 2000: making an effective use of the support possibilities under the Rural Development policy”. This ENRD workshop explored how to make an effective use of support possibilities for Natura 2000 under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development ( EAFRD ). It was jointly organised by the ENRD Contact Point and the European Commission’s Directorate-Generals for agriculture ( DG AGRI ) and environment ( DG ENV ), following up on the European Commission’s Action Plan...

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds will celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary with a new visual identity


As its 30th anniversary approaches, The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds changes its image with a brand new logo. The logo keeps the iconic for the organisation Egyptian vulture from the original one, but the bird is now a heavily stylized and in flight. The new emblem keeps the previous blue shade, but also allows for the interchanging of several other colours, which lie in the organisation’s new visual identity. The logo was chosen through a contest for professional designers. The winner was the young artist Vasilena Georgieva, who...

Close to 700 000 waterbirds counted during the IWC in Bulgaria


The preliminary results of the 41st International Waterbird Count (IWC) in Bulgaria that took place between 13th and 15th January revealed one of the highest numbers recorded in the recent decade. The counts show 400 000 Greater Whitefronts and 44 000 of the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose. The last such congregation of wintering geese has been found in January 2013 when the record number of 54 000 Redbreasts were counted in Dobrudzha – almost the entire global population.  Right now almost 80% of the data has been processed with registered 686 762...

BSPB took part in the AEWA International field mission to Kazakhstan


From September 24 to October 7 this year, foreign experts from around Europe took part in a field mission in Kazakhstan under the auspices of AEWA Secretariat, which aimed to assess the populations of migratory geese during autumn in Kazakhstan. Among the targeted species were Lesser White-fronted Goose and Red-breasted Goose. The BSPB took part in the international team with Dr. Nikolai Petkov, coordinator of the AEWA International Working Group for the Red-breasted Goose. Participation in the expedition took experts from Finland, Hungary and the UK, helping the...