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The Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre Admitted a Shot, Wild, Lesser Kestrel

The Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre Admitted a Shot, Wild, Lesser Kestrel

13.10.2017
The bird was found by active citizens on Kuklensko shose road, at the outskirts of Plovdiv in Monday.
 
The Green Balkans’ team considers the bird to have been shot by a poacher, who went hunting on Sunday. The bird had, sadly, a broken left wing, at the point of the projectile entry, and left leg, and soon after it was admitted in the Centre it passed away.
 
We would like to remind you that Green Balkans has been working for more than 5 years to recover the species in Bulgaria. During our work, a new Lesser Kestrel colony was discovered in the Lukoil refinery in Burgas. This, however, has been the first signal for the species’ presence in the Plovdiv area, bearing in mind, that before its disappearance from Bulgaria, it was a regular inhabitant of the buildings and hills of the city.
 
We would like to firmly state our position and irreconcilability to poaching, as it is illegal, immoral, and inhumane, violation on Bulgaria’s riches, in the form of its nature, and we will fight poaching with all available resources. 

For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev, Green Balkans, Project Manager
Lesser Kestrel Recovery, LIFE11 NAT/BG/360
Mobile: +359 885 609 289; Е-mail: ggradev@greenbalkans.org