Tag: Rhodope Mountains

Tagged black vulture from Greece makes a Bulgarian flyover

July 13, 2018  |  News

The journey of the juvenile bird offers hope that efforts to reestablish the black vulture as a breeding species in Bulgaria may ultimately be successful. It also highlights the importance of maintaining a well-connected network of vulture-friendly habitats.

More griffon vultures tagged in the Rhodope Mountains

July 2, 2018  |  News

During the end of June seven vultures were successfully measured, biologically sampled and tagged with rings and wing tags in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. The tagging operation will add to the valuable data currently being used to support the recovery and territorial expansion of the birds.

A 54-strong fallow deer herd is released in the Rhodope Mountains

April 24, 2018  |  News

By helping to establish a stable population of deer in the area, the reintroduction will boost biodiversity through natural grazing, help scavenging species such as vultures by increasing the availability of carrion, and raise the profile of the Rhodope Mountains as a prime nature tourism destination.

A Vulture’s Voyage

March 13, 2018  |  News

The ongoing LIFE Vultures Project in Bulgaria and Greece has seen a number of black vultures tagged with GPS transmitters. Last year these showed one particular bird making a remarkable journey.

Final group of red deer released in the Rhodopes rewilding area

February 23, 2018  |  News

Reintroduced as part of the LIFE Vultures project, the seven animals will hopefully complete the creation of a stable red deer population in the area. This population will provide an important food source for local scavengers and predators, as well as boosting biodiversity through their grazing.

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