The BSPB has put satellite transmitters on 5 more Bulgarian Eastern Imperial Eagles. This is part of the EU fundet LIFE+ project “Save the raptors”.
Last year, 7 birds were fitted with transmitters. Satellite transmitters are a great way to learn about the mortality of eagles. From those seven birds, 2 are still alive today and in Bulgaria. The other 5 died because of electrocution, poisoning or were shot by a poacher. Without satellite transmitters, it would have been very hard to find this out.
Only when the reasons of death are known for the birds, can be something done against it. For example here the power lines where the birds died can be made safe or a campaign against poisoning can be started.
5 more juvenile Imperial Eagles were tagged with satellite transmitters