Gloucestershire Raised Raptors to Be Released in Bulgaria

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Gloucestershire Raised Raptors to Be Released in Bulgaria
GLOUCESTERSHIRE raised raptors are to be released in the wild in Bulgaria. Credit: Pixabay

GLOUCESTERSHIRE raised raptors are to be released in the wild in Bulgaria.

The 11 birds of prey have been raised in Gloucestershire and money is being raised to be able to transport them to Bulgaria. Around £5000 is needed to deliver the birds through Europe and a total of £2000 has been donated so far.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) in Newent will send falcons, kestrels and vultures to the Balkans in order to become part of their breeding and release initiatives.

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Director of the ICBP, Jemima Parry-Jones said, “We have sent birds to Green Balkans in the past and we are excited to have the opportunity to again,”

“This year has been hard but we are determined to provide some good news.”

A total of three Griffon Vultures, two Egyptian Vultures, one Saker Falcon and five Lesser Kestrels will make the two day journey.



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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