Satellite-Tracked Saker Falcon visiting Germany

It is among the aims of the project ‘LIFE13 NAT/HU/000183 RAPTORSPREYLIFE’ is to reveal more details about the predator-prey relation of two strictly protected bird of prey species – the saker falcon and the imperial eagle – and their prey species – most of all the suslik and the hamster – , as well as […]

The Saker Falcon successfully reintroduced in the Western Plain of Romania

One of endangered bird species worldwide, the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug recorded a significant increase in its national population, and specifically in the Western Plain.

By 2000, there was no nesting pair in the area, and in the whole country only a few breeding pairs were known in the M?cinului mountains. In the last century, […]

Bulgaria: Summary of Saker breeding season 2015

This year’s breeding season for the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria has proven to be extremely successful. Our target was to release 20 birds, and we managed to release 19. This was the first year that we had attempted to breed and release so many.


Middle East: Illegal trade of Saker falcons a booming business

Illegal trade of endangered Saker and Peregrine falcons continues unabated across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, allegedly with the help of government officials.


Saker Falcon: courtesy of Dusan Boucny CZ.

For the past two decades, Peshawar is said to be the largest black market of falcons in the world. Affluent Arabs often […]

Mongolian Saker project produces 2000 fledged chicks in one season.

2,000 Saker chicks have hatched in 2013 as a result of an artificial nesting programme in Mongolia. The project, which is run in partnership by the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Mongolia’s Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, was launched in 2010 with the aim of increasing the wild Saker population.