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New colony of Dalmatian Pelicans established in...

Fri, 20/05/2016
The second nesting area for the globally threatened species in their native Bulgaria has been 60 years in the making.

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra...

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?
Windfarms on protected areas in Kaliakra, Bulgaria - Photo © RSPB images

Bulgarian government condemned by Court for...

Thu, 14/01/2016
The country's failure to properly protect a Natura 2000 site on the Kaliakra cape is coming in for criticism from judges at the European Court of Justice, the court of the EU.

Together, forward

Wed, 07/10/2015
Regional director of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, Angelo Caserta, tells us what the BirdLife Partnership will be focussing on next to protect birds and the environment.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still...

Tue, 04/08/2015
The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Saving birds from electrocution: BirdLife...

Wed, 28/01/2015
The BSPB and the BirdLife Partnership won the 'Good Practice Award' By the Renewables-Grid-Initiative.

BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope...

Mon, 12/01/2015

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beauti

Egg collector is sent to jail with the...

Mon, 17/11/2014
When Jan Frederick Ross first moved from his native England to Bulgaria in 2004 escaping justice, he believed that continuing his illicit activities in the Balkan country would not cause him any problems. He kept collecting eggs illegally, disregarding the seriousness of the crime and the fact that sooner or later it could be uncovered.

BSPB cooperates with power companies to secure...

Fri, 12/09/2014
Electrocution by badly designed electricity poles is one of the most serious threats to birds in the world.
Art and creativity to support nature conservation in Bulgaria

Art and creativity to support nature conservation...

Tue, 03/09/2013
The Egyptian Vulture is the leading character of the new graffiti drawn on a wall of a school in Haskovo, Bulgaria. The idea of making this mural painting came from the BSPB (BirdLife Bulgaria), aiming to use contemporary art and creativity to better catch public attention over the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”.

BirdLife Bulgaria turns 25: a story of successful...

Wed, 10/07/2013
BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria, as the first civil society organization in recent Bulgarian history to take the lead in nature conservation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Founded back in 1988 during the communist regime the BSPB was the second organisation from the former communist bloc to join the BirdLife Partnership in 1992.

Court Ruling Threatens Red-Breasts

Thu, 14/02/2013
In January, the Bulgarian Court overturned a decision by the Bulgarian Minister of the Environment to revoke permission for a wind energy project threatening a high nature value area as well as the globally endangered bird species inhabiting it.

Giant graffiti to help save threatened birds in...

Wed, 12/12/2012
In the framework of its on-going Life project aiming at protecting raptors, BirdLife in Bulgaria (BSPB) decided to use creativity to better catch public attention, starting with a giant graffiti in the heart of Sofia.

National renewable energy Action Plan in Bulgaria...

Thu, 01/11/2012
Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020.

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles...

Wed, 30/06/2010
The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.