Conservation of Globally Threatened Geese under AEWA


Bonn, 12 November 2015 - At a side event, the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS), the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat presented results of their conservation work for the Lesser White-fronted Goose and the Red-breasted Goose. To ensure their survival, both species have been the focus of EU LIFE+ projects in selected countries, and International Single Species Action Plans have been adopted by the AEWA Parties and AEWA International Species Working Groups have been established to coordinate conservation actions across their flyways....


A Redbreast called Brent ended its life in Kazakhstan


The story of this Redbreast started in February 2014 when the BSPB field team of the “Safe Ground for Redbreasts” saved the bird from a private home from NE Bulgaria in Kavarna. The bird was with cut off flight feathers so it was transported into the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre managed by Green Balkans in the town of Stara Zagora. The bird stayed there for a year and had its feathers back in proper state to be released. The bird has been released in February 2015 by Green Balkans in the area of Durankulak Lake and was fitted with satellite GPS transmitter...

Film "Hope for the Red-breasted Goose"


Тhe film created within the LIFE+ project “Save Grounds for Redbreasts“ is ready. Thanks to it you can enjoy the beauty of this rare species and find answers of these questions: • Is the Red-breasted Goose as endangered as the tiger and the Giant panda? • Is it true that almost the entire world population of the species winters in Bulgaria and Romania? • What makes it so rare species, which are the main threats to the Red-breasted goose? • How we can save the species, how the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and its...

New BSPB’s guide for investments help to better planning of activities and projects to protect nature


Within the LIFE + project "Safe Grounds for Redbreasts" BSPB published a new book entitled: “Safe places for Red-breasted Goose. A guide for better planning of development in the areas of wintering Red-breasted Goose". This guide is designed to offer guidelines for better planning of human activities to achieve the objectives from Aichi for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Regions. With the guide we aim to build on the already known guidelines for conservation and sustainable development. So we consider aspects like an assessment of the...

We celebrate the World Migratory Bird day with the appeal: “Energy – make it bird-friendly!”


This weekend – 9-10 May, we celebrate for the 10th time the World Migratory Bird Day. With the theme “Energy – make it bird-friendly!”, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2015 aims to highlight the importance of deploying energy technologies in a way that prevents, minimizes and mitigates impacts on migratory birds and their habitats. Every year, millions of migratory birds, like the Red-breasted goose, struggle with the massive expansion of various means of generating and distributing energy: collisions and electrocution due to power lines as well...