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POACHERS HAVE KILLED AGAIN

24.12.2012

Just a day before the Christmas holidays in Bulgaria hunters killed a Red-breasted Goose in front of the hunting control field staff of Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) in the area of Shabla Lake SPA.   According to the information by the BSPB field assistant the hunters arrived with a 4x4 WD vehicle and are not local hunter, but visiting shooters in the area. They started chaotic shooting into a low flying mixed flock of Redbreasts and White-fronted Geese and one of the Redbreasts fell down 15m away from the BSPB staff. Immediately a...

WINTER ADVENTURES FOR THE CHILDREN IN COASTAL DOBRUDZHA

11.12.2012

The cold weather in November and December didn't stop the enthusiastic children from "Stefan Karadja" secondary school in Dobrich and "Stefan Karadja" secondary school in Zhitnica from going to the project area to sea the places where the globally endangered red-breasted goose winters. Over 50 students between 4th and 8th grade visited the Shabla, Durankulak and Srebarna lakes and remained impressed by the nature there despite of the low temperatures. By observing birds with optics, quizzes and funny games, they got to know the species there. The catching and the...

OCTOBER WITH THE RED-BREASTED GEESE

13.11.2012

In October, as part of the “Safe Ground for Redbreasts” project and with the support of the Green Education Center – Shabla, more than 350 children visited the project area and were introduced to our rare winter visitor, the Red-breasted Goose. Through games, stories, quizzes and contests with nature conservation focus students from the schools "Panayot Volov",  "St. Kl. Ohridski", "Hristo Smirnenski" and "P. R. Slaveikov" – Dobrich,  schools " Angel Kanchev"- Varna," Hristo Smirnenski "- General Toshevo, " Prof. Dr. Zlatarov "- Shabla and " Yordan Yovkov "-...

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION PLAN IN BULGARIA ENSURES BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

05.11.2012

Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020. The ecological assessment statement on the National Plan places clear restrictions on the implementation of renewable energy projects in Natura 2000 sites and in areas important for the conservation of endangered species. The construction of windfarms and solar parks in all Natura 2000 sites is prohibited. The Plan also prohibits the construction of wind turbines in the whole geographical areas of Dobrudzha and Eastern Rhodopes (key regions for migratory,...

WITH NEW SIGNBOARDS AND ARTISTIC VISION OF THE BSPB FIELD STATION IN DURANKULAK WE AWAIT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIELD SEASON IN COASTAL DOBRUDZHA

12.10.2012

In early October we installed the new information signs for the "Natura 2000" areas within the scope of the Safe Ground for Redbreasts project – Durankulak Lake, Shabla Lake Complex, Kaliakra and Srebarna. These are attractive and durable panels placed at the most popular approaches to the protected areas and bearing concise information about the rich biodiversity and natural heritage of the region, with focus on the Red-breasted Goose. The aim is to form a caring attitude toward nature and provide local people and visitors with accessible information about the project...