Successfully tested three satellite transmitters “OrniTrack-50-GPS / GSM”

Today, all three satellite transmitters “OrniTrack-50 – GPS-GSM tracker” have been tested. We are planning to place them on our three Griffon Vultures, in order to keep track of their movement in the following period.
Transmitters work great!

Testing was done on the roof of the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stankovic”.

Even a minimal movement on the roof of the Institute are recorded well!

The Bearded Vulture and Egyptian Vulture, species that no longer exist in Serbia…

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and Egyptian Vulture, (Neophron percnopterus), species that were once part of Serbia’s fauna. It has been several decades since we lost them. One of the goals of the Foundation is the return of these species to Serbia.

Photos are from the BeoZoo garden. We hope that the Belgrade ZOO garden will soon become the center for the reproduction of endangered species and will be included in the reintroduction.

Bradan, Gypaetus barbatus

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Photo: Saša Marinković

“Piroćanac”, Welcome to Uvac…

08/11/2018. The Rangers of the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac” transported Griffon Vulture called “Piroćanac” at Uvac!

Everything went according to plan, and Piroćanac is located in the Center of the Reserve, with three others Griffon Vultures. It will take some time to adapt to a new environment, as well as to install a satellite transmitter, donated by the BeoZoo garden. 09/01/2018. Piroćanac will be released into his natural environment.

SEE how it looked in the photo gallery:

Transportni kontejner

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Piroćanac was born at the ZOO in 2016. and it was planned to be among the first birds released on the mountain Stara Planina in the settlement program. Unfortunately, we could no longer wait for the continuation of this program on the Stara planina, so we decided to leave himat Uvac, where it is most appropriate for him.

We present you a new poster…

On the occasion of the “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan”, on the 1st September, 2018. this year, the Foundation for the Protection of Birds of Prey presents you a NEW POSTER!

We thank everyone who helped the satellite monitoring program for Griffon Vultures and celebrating “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan”!

Join us on the 1st of September on Uvac.

Griffon vulture Piroćanac travels from BeoZoo garden to Uvac …

On Saturday, August 11, 2018. , at 11am, Griffon Vulture, named “Piroćanac” will be transffered to Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”. He will be placed in a cage, at the “Bird Center”, until he accustomed to the environment and then released.

Piroćanac will take one of the satellite transmitters, donated by the BeoZoo garden. Soon, we will be able to monitor live on our website, where he is moving.

Piroćanac was hatched at the ZOO in 2016 and it was planned to be among the first birds released in the Stara Planina mountain in the settlement program. Unfortunately, we could not wait longer for the continuation of that program, so we decided to leave him at Uvac, where it is most appropriate for him.

Piroćanac as a baby

It is the first strictly protected species that were born in the ZOO and which is released in nature in Serbia. Programs for the reproduction of endangered species in captivity and their release into nature are becoming more and more important for endangered species, whose numbers are small or even disappeared in nature.

With this gift and donation, the Belgrade ZOO garden is involved in the process of reintroduction of endangered species and becomes the Centre for reproduction. We hope that there will be more news like this in the future, not just about Griffon Vultures.

Piroćanac, hace a nice trip!

Reconstruction of the Web presentation

Dear visitors,

in addition to extensive work on the Project of satellite tracking griffon vulture and the organization “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkans”, on the 1st of September 2018., we will also have the reconstruction and modernization of our Web presentation.

We apologize because of possible temporary shortcomings at the presentation itself and we hope that everything will be fine soon. Thank you for your understanding…

Received transmitters “OrniTrack-50” for satellite tracking birds…

We are pleased to inform you that we have received two satellite transmitters “OrniTrack-50”, which we intend to put on our two Griffon Vultures. Customs procedures have already been completed and testing is underway!

On the first of September, on the occasion of “International Day for the Preservation of vultures” we plan to release a three griffon vultures with satellite transmitters in Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”, so we can track them in real time. We expect that we will soon get the third transmitter. We invite you to join us on the first of September at Uvac.

OrniTrack-50:

“The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan” 09/01/2018. Welcome!

You are welcome to join our International meeting “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan”,
which will be held in the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”, Serbia September 2018.

under the auspices of Ministry of Environmental Protection of RS.

We look forward to welcoming you in to International meeting: “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan” in Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”, near the Nova Varoš, Serbia, and to have in-depth conversations, discuss and share opinions about global and local problems faced by the vultures.

If you have any question about the meeting, do not hesitate to contact PhD Saša Marinković, the Intitute for Biological research, University of Belgrade, tel. +381.11.207.83.52, mob. +381.63.861.68.24,e-mail: grifon@ibiss.bg.ac.rs

AGENDA:

FRIDAY, 31st of the August, 2018.
– 17:00 Registration at the Hotel “Panorama”, Zlatar

– 19:00 Welcome

SATURDAY, 1st of the September, 2018.
– 08:00 Registration at the Hotel “Panorama”, Zlatar

– 08:00 – 11:00 Presentation of the posters and the other publications
– 11:30 Opening ceremony
– Visiting the “restaurant Uvac” – feeding place for Vultures
– 12:00 Welcome addresses:

Representative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia
The Mayor of Nova Varoš
Director the Special Reserve of Nature „Uvac“

Representative of the Belgrade Zoological Garden
Representative of the “Telekom Srbija”
Representative of the Birds of Prey protection Foundation, Belgrade
12:00 – 13:30 Releasing the Eurasian Griffon Vultures, with satellite transmitters in to the Special Reserve of Nature „Uvac“
– 13:30- 18:00 Visiting the colony of the vultures Uvac by boat. Lunch is planned on the boat, with local specialties
– 18:00 – 20:00 Free activities, bird watching, taking photos…
– 20:00 Key note talks: “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan”, PhD Saša Marinković
– 20.00 – 21.30 Lecture, Interested persons may submit papers (up to 15 min)

– 21.15- 21.35 Coffee break

– 21.35 Discussion and conclusions

SUNDAY, 2nd of the September, 2018.
– 9:00 – 11:00 Conclusions of the mitting: “The Vultures Awareness Day of the Balkan”
– 11:00 Closing Ceremony
– 12:00- 15:00 Visiting the colony of the Vulutres „Radoinja“ by boat

– 15:00 – 17:00 Lunch

Welcome!

Fondacija za zaštitu ptica grabljivica
Bulevar Despota Stefana 142
11060 Beograd
+ 381 11 2078352
+ 381 62 8650798
grifon@ibiss.bg.ac.rs