On June 10th the tortoises that were confiscated the previous week were set free in the Eastern Part of the Rodopi Mountain. The event took place in the nature preserve “Valchi dol” close to Studen Kladenets reservoir. Read more..
Today, 5th June 2009, Plovdiv county court passed judgement on a case involving poachers who were caught trying to sell 153 land tortoises of two different species. All of those involved were handed a 1-year custodial sentence suspended for 3 years as well as a 1000 lev fine. Read more..
153 tortoises were sent to Green Balkans’ Rescue Center. The endangered animals were saved by officers of the Rakovski Regional Police Department in the town of Rakovski before being offered for sale and immediate penal proceedings were initiated against the perpetrators. Read more..
This year, again, Green Balkans’ Rescue Center is running a successful breeding program. We are extremely happy with the three Barn Owl babies (Tyto alba), hatched two weeks ago in the Rescue Center. Their parents are disabled birds that after a period of rehabilitation were included in the breeding program. Read more..
In the towns and villages we have many unsuspected neighbours. Some of them are the Long-eared Owls (Asio otus), which inhabit our gardens and the town parks. Read more..
The newest patients of the rescue center are 6 babies of the species Parus maior. Read more..
Early in January 2009 a signal was received at Green Balkans’ office alarming about a half-destroyed platform mounted on an electric pylon in the village of Marikostinovo, Petrich Municipality. Read more..
The first baby birds are already received at the Rescue Center. Read more..
On April 21st, the organizers and the participants in the Easter Art Bazaar “Let’s smile together – 2” paid an official visit to the Rescue Center. Read more..
Some 300 kids participated in the creation of works of art during the Easter Art Bazaar “Let’s smile together – 2” that was held in the period between April 12th-14th in “Pety Oktomvry” park in Stara Zagora. Read more..
On April 14th and 15th, 2009 12 of the 18 Griffon Vultures that had passed the quarantine period in the Rescue Center of Green Balkans in Stara Zagora were transported to their new homes in the mountain. Read more..
Yesterday, following a joint action with the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters - Sofia and the police, Green Balkans foiled an attempt to sell a bird of the protected species Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) advertised on the Internet. Read more..
For the past few days the team of the Rescue Center received two birds of protected species shot by poachers. Read more..
On March 22nd, Sunday, “bTV Reporters” was dedicated to Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center. Read more..