A team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) took part in the international conference "Eagles of Palearctic: Study and Conservation ", held in September 2018 in the town of Gorno-Altaysk, Russia. The conference was organized by the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (RRRCN) in partnership with MME/Birdlife Hungary and another 11 international and Russian nature conservation organizations and scientific institutes.
The aim of the Conference was to discuss the current situation, negative factors, and methods of study and protection of eagles, as well as to propose a strategy of protecting the most endangered of them. The focus of the 2018 Conference was a discussion of a Global Action Plan for protecting Imperial Eagle: one day of the conference was dedicated to the 8th International Workshop on the Conservation of the Imperial Eagle. Imperial Eagle experts have gathered in Central Europe seven times since 1990, in order to discuss the latest research, develop conservation strategies, and generate reports and studies. For the first time, such a meeting was held in Russia – in the place of the highest density of nesting Imperial Eagles in the World.
The representatives of BSPB presented 4 presentations devoted to the study and conservation of the Imperial Eagle and the Lesser Spotted Eagle. Dr. Dimitar Demerdzhiev - Imperial Eagle Conservation Officer to the LIFE project "LAND for LIFE", presented the work of BSPB on the study of the distribution of the Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria and European Turkey, the preservation of the species and the scientific work on establishing the influence of various factors on breeding success and occupation of territories.
Photos: Stoycho Stoychev & Dobromir Dobrev