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Title of the project

Population and Conservation of rock partridge (Alectoris graeca graeca) in Bulgaria


Stop loss of biodiversity, and in particular of rock partridge in Bulgaria by stabilising the population of mountain Partridge and creating conditions for recolonization of the natural range of the species; by introducing sustainable practices for conducting rehabilitation and supporting activities rock partridge;and by attracting Bulgarian hunters to conserve Natura 2000 target species.

Creation of game fields; protection of game fields; creation of winter shelters; artificial feeding in the first year; assess the effectiveness of conservation measures ; activities to share information and gain publicity; audit of the project.

The Union of Hunters and Anglers of Bulgaria part funded the project and was managed by 21 regional hunters’ associations


Reduced winter losses and losses from predators leading to annual growth and an increase in both the number and the species range.


Country Bulgaria
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, National protected area


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Eastern rock partridge - Alectoris graeca graeca

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Union of Hunters and Anglers of Bulgaria (http://www.slrb.org/)
Other partners 21 regional hunters' associations;and others

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Project budget - 1,111,903.40 lev