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Protection of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is in the international spotlight
Dr Tim Stowe is the RSPB’s Director of International Operation and he has been closely following the campaign to protect red-breasted geese at their internationally important wintering site on the Black Sea coast. The RSPB is the UK’s BirdLife International Partner and we have been supporting...
31 Jan 2013
National Renewable Energy Action Plan in Bulgaria Ensures Wildlife Conservation
Dan Pullen is a regular contributor to this blog and, back in June , he was telling us that our work to get vital migratory and wintering bird sites in Bulgaria properly protected had advanced with further action being taken by the European Commission against the Bulgarian Government. The next instalment...
11 Nov 2012
Bourgas Lakes, Bulgaria – 'doing the bird' flash mob
[An update from Bulgaria from Dora Querido] If the first question that came to your mind when you read the headline was 'what is a flash mob?' then have a look here on YouTube. The LIFE + project for the Bourgas Lakes has been supported by the RSPB since 2009, and every year the Bulgarian...
24 Sep 2012
Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to Protect Internationally Important Sites
The energy of the wind harnessed by well planned, correctly located windfarms, is an essential part of the response to the threat of climate change. But badly located wind turbines are a real threat to wildlife. We’ve been working closely with our Bulgarian BirdLife partner BSPB for seven years...
22 Jun 2012
Bulgaria - special people and places
All this week over in the Saving Species blog we have been reporting on progress with the LIFE+ projects in Bulgaria. These species rely on amazing places in Bulgaria, so please find below links to the blog entries to find out more about this special country and our amazing BirdLife Partner, BSPB...
4 May 2012
New hope for Bulgaria's Black Sea coast
We need a revolution in the deployment of renewable energy – if we’re to tackle the twin crises of climate change and the loss of nature (the real meaning behind that clunky word ‘biodiversity’) then we need to revolutionise our approach to enable the right renewables in the right...
13 Oct 2011
A safer future for Bulgaria’s birds
The RSPB is the UK partner within BirdLife International and we’ve been supporting our colleagues in the Bulgarian partner organisation – BSPB (the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds). In particular, we’ve been supporting their campaign to get key sites designated and protected...
8 Jun 2011
Location, Location, Location - three tips for wise renewable planning
Back in November, we reported on the parlous state of Bulgaria’s protected areas . A big concern was the threats to these sites from dozens of inappropriately sited windfarms. Well, here’s some good news. The Minister of Ecology in Bulgaria has just announced a halt to all new renewable energy...
17 Dec 2009
A New Wind in Bulgaria?
Bulgaria’s Ministry of the Environment has announced plans to sack all fifteen regional directors of the country’s environment inspectorates and national parks. This dramatic and incisive move comes ahead of news that the European Commission (EC) is starting an infringement action against...
2 Nov 2009
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