12.04.2019. – Our Dobrila happily arrived to Serbia! Today, “Turkish Airlines” transported Dobrila to the airport “Nikola Tesla” in Belgrade, and from there, the Rangers of the Uvac Reserve transferred her to the Special Nature Reserve “Uvac”, where she will stay until the decision to be released. This is the result of a successful campaign launched by the Birds od Prey Protection Foundation from the beginning of the year, when became clear that Dobrila was unable to return to Serbia alone. The response of citizens, as well as state institutions to our call, was a great example of good practice in a joint effort to preserve a Griffon Vulture as part of our natural heritage.
Please take a look at our Gallery about the Dobrila’s trip
We would like thank everyone who helped this action. The “Turkish Airlines” and ambassador Mr. Tanju Bilgic, then the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkey, who took care about Dobrila while she was with them. Also to the Minister, Mr. Goran Trivan, and our institutions to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Institute for Nature Protection, the CITES office, the Uvac Reserve, the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stankovic”, all of which helped to finish this campaign happily and Dobrila came back to her home country.
We owe special gratitude to donors who responded to our call and paid the money for Dobrila. We had 47 payments and collected exactly 140.950 RSD! From these funds we will buy a satellite transmitter that we intend to put on Dobrila in order to follow her when she is released.