Observe from home the mythical Egyptian vultures

22.04.2020



The technological world moves us away from nature, but can it bring us closer to it in certain situations? In times of emergency, in which most of us are far from the wild, technologies such as online video cameras allow us to connect with nature, albeit indirectly. The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and the Green Balkans provide an online connection to an endangered species surrounded by an aureole of myths and legends - the Egyptian Vulture.
 

Provadia is one of the places with ongoing wildlife streaming. For the ninth consecutive year, we have been streaming live from the nest of a pair of Egyptian vultures who returned from Africa a few days ago and are currently building their nest. Since 2012, they have raised a total of 12 juveniles, and we hope to witness again the laying of eggs, the hatching of a new generation and the devoted care of parents.
 

The other camera brings us closer to the specific conservation activities that the two organizations carry out under the LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE" - the release of birds raised in captivity in the wild by the delayed-release method. Anyone can watch the adaptation of the three young birds, which will stay in the aviary until mid-May when they will be tagged with GPS transmitters and released.
 

The link to the two cameras is on the project website www.LifeNeophron.eu  

 

The LIFE project "Egyptian Vulture New LIFE (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000874) brings together institutions and organizations from 14 countries spanning the Balkans, Middle East and Africa and is implemented with the financial support of the EU LIFE Programme. The Coordinating Beneficiary is the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria (BSPB). Associated Beneficiaries are:  Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece (HOS),  WWF Greece, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife UK (RSPB), Doğa Derneği / BirdLife Turkey (DD), regional offices of BirdLife International in Africa and Middle East, A.P. Leventis Ornithological and Research Institute (APLORI), CMS Raptors MoU, Green Balkans.

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