The film is created by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and is part of the campaign “Life for the Eagles in Bulgaria”. The film will briefly introduce you the lords of the sky, their vulnerability and the status of these valuable birds in Bulgaria.
BSPB initiates a petition for establishing “National eagles’ day” in Bulgaria. The date chosen is 27th of June. The aim is to remind for the unreplaceable role of these birds in nature through information campaigns and educational initiatives. BSPB addresses this proposition to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Minister of Environment and Water. You can support the petition here.
Despite the laws forbidding and incriminating raptors’ hunting, many species included in the Bulgarian Red Book are being poached and their habitats are destroyed.
The reason for eagles’ deaths is not only poachers’ bullets. Some species, having naturally long lifespans, become victims of electrocution, poison baits, illegally placed for jackals, wolves and wandering dogs or as a result of habitat loss.
Eagles are national treasure which worth saving. These species are indicator for healthy environment needed by humans too. For an effective preservation of eagles more people should be aware.
The film is part of the “Life for the Eagles in Bulgaria”campaign, organized within the projects “The Eagle’s Forests”, “Life for Safe Grid” and “Land for Life”, funded by the EU's LIFE Program and supported by the Executive Forests Agency. The campaign is organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LIFE Program, the Habitats Directive and Natura 2000.
More information about the campaign can be found at www.orlite.bg.