December 2021

Appropriate response to poisoning incident prevents mass mortality of 18 Griffon Vultures in North Macedonia

A recent poisoning incident involving many dogs in the Republic of North Macedonia put the local Griffon Vulture population in imminent danger. The good news is that swift and appropriate action prevented this potential disaster. The local partners of the BalkanDetox LIFE project, the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES), worked together with the relevant authorities and handled the incident …

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Releasing rehabilitated Griffon Vultures back to the wild in Croatia © BIOM.

Tagging and releasing rescued Griffon Vultures in Croatia

Croatia is one of the few places hosting Griffon Vultures that nest in cliffs right above the sea – typically, the species prefers mountainous areas. During the breeding season, sometimes inexperienced, newly hatched Griffon Vultures fall into the sea from their nests, and conservationists mobilise special rescue operations to save their lives. This summer, several …

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Progress review: The first year of BalkanDetox LIFE

In the one year since the launch BalkanDetox LIFE, the project partners have achieved a lot in terms of strengthening national capacities to fight wildlife poisoning and raise awareness about the problem across seven Balkan countries. In this blog post, we review the progress and key achievements of the project so far. Cooperation with relevant governmental …

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