Southeast European Saker falcon Network: Call for SESN project proposals – 2010

The following news have been submitted by Dimitar Ragyov.

Proposals for conservation and research on Saker Falcon Falco cherrug will be considered, but preference will be given to studies that generate data to increase our understanding of the ecology and conservation of the species.

Eligible countries are Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Proposals should be in a region of £2000, but we will consider applications up to a maximum of £5000.

Applications will be accepted until 19th February 2010.

More details regarding this opportunity can be found at SESN Funding Application Form

If you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Southeast European Saker falcon Network is a group of organizations located in westernmost Saker falcon breeding range. The network include scientific and conservation, nongovernmental and academic institutions, working on raptors research and conservation.

It was spontaneously created in 2006 after an International Saker Falcon Workshop held in Sofia (Bulgaria), organized by Central Laboratory of General Ecology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and financially supported by International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd on behalf of Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi.

SESN objectives:

  • To bring together researchers and wildlife protectionists working on the field of Saker falcon research and conservation in SE Europe in order to coordinate the work on the species, thus increasing the efficiency of the efforts toward improving its population and conservation status.
  • To implement surveys for better understanding of Saker falcon ecology and population status.
  • To identify casual factors for species decline.
  • To implement adequate conservation measures to stop the negative trends of the populations and assure measures for maintaining favorable status of the species.