The new breeding platform was built on one of the Danube lakes in Ukraine

November 16, 2022  |  News

Last week, the construction of an artificial nesting platform for the Dalmatian pelicans was completed on one of the Danube lakes on the south of Ukraine as part of the “Pelican Way Of LIFE” initiative. The Rewilding Ukraine team hopes that this season the flying giants will build their nests on it.

The first volunteer conservation camp in the Persina Nature Park

October 7, 2022  |  News

In the last days of September, the 4-days Danube volunteer conservation camp took place in the Persina Nature Park in Bulgaria. It was the first educational and practical training, organized for university students by the Park Directorate. 20 volunteers came from Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen and Local High schools from Belene and Svishtov.

The Greek pupils can learn about the fascinating Dalmatian pelican

September 29, 2022  |  News

The team of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) developed a lovely kit of educational materials to teach Greek pupils about the biology, behavior and features of the Dalmatian pelican, but more importantly, about the threats the species is facing and the need for its protection.

The GREEN FUND co-finances the Pelican Way of LIFE initiative

September 20, 2022  |  News

The Green Fund with its Board Decision No. 1242.4/2022 co-finances the LIFE18 ΝΑΤ/NL/000716 – “Pelican Way of LIFE” initiative for the year 2022 with the total amount of €15,000.00 for the implementation of the Hellenic Ornithological Society / BirdLife Greece actions.

The avian flu strongly affected the population of the Dalmatian pelican in Romania

September 6, 2022  |  News

The total population of the Dalmatian pelican in Romania was severely affected by an epidemic of bird flu, at the beginning of this year’s nesting season. Moreover, the disease has caused mass mortality among pelicans in several areas of the Balkans. Greece, for example, has lost almost 40% of its total population of Dalmatian pelican, and cases of high mortality have also been recorded in Albania, as well as in Montenegro.

Dalmatian pelican population declines in Romania

August 15, 2022  |  News

Romania took part in the spring international counts of the Dalmatian pelican. In the country the action was coordinated by the Romanian Ornithological Society. The results show that the population of the Dalmatian pelican has been strongly affected by the bird flu.

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