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KAVARNA CHILDREN VISITED SREBARNA RESERVE

21.11.2011

On 13 th November 2011 about 40 children from Kavarna visited Srebarna Lake, guided by the BSPB “Safe Ground for Redbreasts” project team. The children had the opportunity to see the typical species and habitats of Srebarna, as well as the newly arrived flocks of wild geese and the natural history museum at the reserve.

A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF GRAZING REDBREASTS AND OTHER WINTERING GEESE IN BULGARIAN DOBRUDZHA WAS LAUNCHED

20.11.2011

In mid-November a two-year field study on the impact of grazing geese on wheat yields in the region of Durankulak and Shabla Lakes in Bulgaria started. The study is a part of the project "Safe Grounds for the Redbreasts” (LIFE/NATURA/BG/000230) and seeks to resolve and clarify the issue about geese damages claimed by local farmers in the area. The survey is implemented following a pre-established methodology that reflects international experience and regional specifics. Experimental studies will be conducted with the assistance of local farmers and partners of the...

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER PARTICIPATED IN AN INTERNATIONAL GOOSE SURVEY EXPEDITION IN KAZAKHSTAN

02.11.2011

In the first half October Dr. Nicky Petkov (the scientific consultant to the project) took part in a team of international experts in the autumn Goose monitoring in Kazakhstan. The survey expedition was organized by the local BirdLife partner – the Association for Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ASBK) and the AEWA Secretariat. Work was funded under the project of the AEWA Leser White-fronted Goose Working Group. The foreign team members included one Norwegian, one Bulgarian, one Russian and two Fins split into two field teams and one additional team of...

First edition of Kite Festival Shabla - September 2011

05.10.2011

The first edition of Kite Festival Shabla, dedicated to the Red-breasted Goose conservation issue, is already a fact. On 23 and 24 September 2011 the wide open grasslands near the oldest lighthouse on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, that of the town of Shabla, became the setting of a unique and very colorful feast. Dozens of kites floated in the sky above the seacoast, for quite a lot of the visitors this being the first opportunity to try to make a kite and fly it themselves. During the two festival days children painted, sculptured and made kites and birds of natural...

EUROBIRDWATCH 2011

04.10.2011

EuroBirdwatch – BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe – aims to raise awareness on bird migration, promoting needed actions to save threatened bird species and their habitats. For many BirdLife Partners the event provides an opportunity to reach new audiences and to attract potential supporters. The BSPB Safe Ground for Redbreasts project team, together with the Green Center of the town of Shabla organized a birdwatch event on the 1 st of October, 2011. 21 bird species were recorded in the region of Shabla and Shabla – Tuzla lake. Most numerous were...

"With Good Will for Shabla's Nature"

26.07.2011

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds participated in the conservation initiative “With good will for Shabla’s nature”, which took place between 15t and 24th July 2011. Over 80 volunteers from the country and abroad took part in the brigade. They cleaned the Black Sea Archaeological Park Durankulak and the beaches of camping sites Shabla, Krapets and Durankulak, where they collected 354 bags of rubbish. The participants also made 40 nest boxes of old wooden material, restored the two observation platforms at the Shabla – Tuzla lake and made two new...