News Bulgaria

Saving birds from electrocution: BirdLife Bulgarian Partner rewarded for its work on power lines

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 09:03

On 27 January, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) and the BirdLife Partnership were rewarded with...

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BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope Mountains

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:02

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beautiful and wide mountain range known locally as the Mountains of...

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Egg collector is sent to jail with the collaboration of BirdLife's Bulgaria and UK partners

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:25

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.

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BSPB cooperates with power companies to secure bird-killing power lines in Bulgaria

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:59

Electrocution by badly designed electricity poles is one of the most serious threats to birds in the world.

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Art and creativity to support nature conservation in Bulgaria

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 16:10

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”.

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BirdLife Bulgaria turns 25: a story of successful nature conservation

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 21:46

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.

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Court Ruling Threatens Red-Breasts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 10:07

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.

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Giant graffiti to help save threatened birds in Bulgaria

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:19

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.

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National renewable energy Action Plan in Bulgaria ensures biodiversity conservation

Thu, 01/11/2012 - 16:59

Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020.

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Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to Protect Internationally Important Sites

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 09:52

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.

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