- ”Rewilding Rhodopes Foundation” was established through the transformation of the former ”New Thracian Gold – Bulgaria Foundation” (NTG), using efficiently the resources to continue conservation work in the area. This entity is governing the initiative from Bulgaria.
- In 2015 financial support to the Rhodope Mountains by Fondation Segré started for the period 2015-19.
- A LIFE Nature proposal (Life Vultures RE) was approved by European Commission for recovery of black and griffon vulture populations, including restoration of natural prey densities (fallow deer and red deer), during the period 2016-19.
- In 2016 LIFE project ‘RE-Vultures’ officially started on the recovery of transborder black and griffon vulture populations, with five conservation partners in Bulgaria and Greece.
- In 2016 five-year partnership agreement signed with the board of Rewilding Rhodopes on the development of the Rhodope Mountains as a major rewilding initiative.