Experts from 17 countries exchanged experience in protecting the Lesser Spotted Eagle


Between 11th and 14th of October 2017, an International Conference for the conservation of the the Lesser Spotted Eagle was held in Bourgas with over 60 scientists and representatives of nature conservation organizations from 17 countries.

The conference presented the latest achievements in the research of the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the state of its population and the conservation measures from Russia to Iran. The experts from BSPB presented the results of the studies on migration, distribution, habitats of the Lesser Spotted Eagle in Bulgaria, as well as an analysis of them main threats in the country. The presentation by Professor Bernd Marburg on the satellite tracking of migrating Lesser Spotted Eagle from Germany to Africa caused great interest.

The participants shared experience in their researches of the threats for the species, as well as for different conservation methods.

The conference was organized within the project "Preserve key forest habitats of the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) in Bulgaria", implemented by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Executive Forestry Agency, funded by the LIFE + Program of the European Union.