BSPB is the BirdLife International partner in Bulgaria. They have successfully led a previous collaborative project with UNEP/CMS entitled “Capacity Building to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures from the Western Palearctic on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad” in 2012-2013. Subsequently, they have been granted support by the European Union Life+ fund to develop an international Flyway Action Plan (FAP) for the Balkan Region.
The overall objective of the project is to capitalize on synergies between the objectives of the Raptors MoU and BSPB's existing EU Life+ funded project to develop a FAP for the population of Egyptian Vultures on the Balkans, by extending the scope of the FAP to include the central Asian breeding populations which are believed to partially share the same flyway.
The project will deliver:
A well planned, organised and attended Action Planning Workshop that succeeds in developing and refining the draft FAP
A comprehensive final Flyway Action Plan for the Egyptian Vulture, including versions translated into Arabic and/or French;
|Output:||Plan, organise and host a four-day Action Planning Workshop in Jan-Feb 2015 to develop and refine the Flyway Action Plan.|
|Output:||Draft, consult, re-draft and develop a final version of the Egyptian Vulture FAP, including arranging its translation into Arabic and/or French.|
|Implementing Agency||The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) / BirdLife Bulgaria|
|Activity start date||March 2014|
|Activity end date||September 2015|
|CMS Appendix||Appendix I|
|Final technical report||No|