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Ivaylo Angelov. Photo: (c) Ivaylo Angelov
Ivaylo Angelov. Photo: (c) Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov

(PhD student)
phone: (+359 88) 7036083; (+359 87) 8599381; e-mail: ; website: http://neophron.bspb.org

Born 12 January 1982, Haskovo.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (2009).
Subject: biology.


Research interests


Conservation biology; Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) — distribution, trend, breeding habitat selection, breeding performance, survival, individual identification, diet, migration, wintering, behavior, limiting factors, conservation measures.

Work on projects


Sixth International White Stork Census (Ciconia ciconia) in Bulgaria; Implemented by: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds-BSPB; Funding: DEFRA, RSPB (IV—X.2004)
Conservation of large vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Frankfurt Zoological Society, Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt, black Vulture conservation Foundation (X.2004—XII.2006)
Research on the breeding distribution, diet and breeding success of the Saker falcon (Falco cherrug), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Long-legged (Buteo rufinus) and Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) in Juggar basin, Northwest China; Implemented by: International Wildlife Consultants Ltd., University of Geography in Urumqi, China; Funding: Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (IV—VII.2006)
Implementation of priority measures from the National action plan for conservation of the Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica) in the Rhodopes Mountain — 2006; Implemented by: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation; Funding: Rhodope Project (XI.2006—IV.2007)
Survey on the breeding status of the Saker Falcon in Turkey; Implemented by: Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Sofia; Funding: Southeast European Saker Falcon Network, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (IV—V.2007)
Urgent measures for conservation of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Bulgaria; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Frankfurt Zoological Society, Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt, black Vulture conservation Foundation (I—XII.2007)
Survey on the population number, breeding performance and threats for the Egyptian Vulture in the Rhodope Region; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Rhodope Project (IV—XI.2007)
Implementation of activities from the National action plan for conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in the Rhodope Region — 2008/Rhodope Project (IV—XII.2008)
Measures for conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Northeast Bulgaria; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Vulture Conservation Foundation (I.2008—XII.2009) (http://www.balkanvultures.net/Projects/184)
Voice and sight for the endangered birds; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Mtel Eco Grant (IV—XII.2009)
Conservation measures for the Egyptian Vulture as a flagship species in East Bulgaria; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Rufford Small Grants Foundation (IV.2009—VI.2010) (http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/ivaylo_danchev_angelov)
Conservation of the vultures in the Eastern Rhodopes; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Operative programm ‘Environment 2007—2013’, ‘Conservation and restoration of the biodiversity’: project No. 58301-62-482, assignment No. 58301 - C - 010, BG161PO005/08/3/01/05 (X.2009—XII.2010)
Survey on the migration path, population number and threats for the Egyptian Vultures from the Palearctic, migrating along the Red Sea coast of Sudan; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: African Bird Club (I—XII.2010) (http://bspb.org/show2.php?id=1686&menu_id=33)
Population count and threats assessment for the Egyptian Vulture in the most significant congregations of wintering birds in East Africa; Implemented by: Vulture Conservation Foundation, Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds; Funding: Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (since II.2010) (http://www.speciesconservation.org/projects/Egyptian-Vulture/975)
Hope for the Egyptian Vulture in North Bulgaria; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: European Association of Zoos and Aquariums-European carnivore campaign funding (since III.2010) (http://www.carnivorecampaign.eu/)
Individual identification of breeding and floating adult Egyptian Vultures, as method for survival assessment and identification of the floaters percentage in Bulgaria; Implemented by: BSPB; Funding: Mike Madders Field Research Award (IV—XII.2010) (http://www.natural-research.org/index.php/environmental-research-charity/current-research-projects/awards/)

Selected publications


Angelov, I. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). In: Red Data Book of Bulgaria (in preparation). [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I., D. Demerdzhiev, S. Stoychev. 2005. Use of carcasses from wolf kills by Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) in Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. In: International conference: conservation and management of vulture populations, 14—16 November 2005. WWF-Greece and Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Angelov, I., Georgiev, D., Stoychev, S. 2007. Stort-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla. In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Conservation series, book 10. Sofia, BSPB, 380—381.

Angelov, I., Iankov, P. 2007. Rufous Bush Chat Erythropygia galactotes. In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Conservation series, book 10. Sofia, BSPB, 424—425.

Angelov, I., L. Lei, M. Yu, I. Balasz, M. Ming, A. Dixon. 2006. Possible mixed pairing between Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) in China. Falco 28: 14—15.

Angelov, I., S. Stoychev, E. Stoynov. 2007. Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus. In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Conservation series, book 10. Sofia, BSPB, 146—147.

Demerdzhiev, D., S. Stoychev, N. Terziev, I. Angelov, T. Chetin. 2008. Status of the Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in the European part of Turkey. 6th International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) 5—7 September 2008, Topolovgrad, Bulgaria. (in print)

Dixon, A., D. Ragyov, Z. Ayas, M. Deli, D. Demerdzhiev, I. Angelov, E. Kmetova, N. Nedyalkov. 2009. Population status of breeding Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) in Turkey. Avian Biology Research 2 (4), 213—220.

Demerdzhiev, D., S. Stoychev, T. Petrov, I. Angelov, N, Nedyalkov. 2009. Impact of power lines on bird mortality in Southern Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg., 61 (2): 175—183.

Kurtev, M., Angelov, I., Demerdjiev, D., Hristov, H. 2007. Steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis. In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Conservation series, book 10. Sofia, BSPB,162—163.

Kurtev, M., Angelov, I., Demerdjiev, D., Stoynov, E., Iankov, P., Hristov, H. 2007. Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus. In: Iankov, P. (ed.) Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds. Conservation series, book 10. Sofia, BSPB, 132—133.

Ma Ming, M., T. Leilei, W. Yi-Qun, ChenYing, XuFeng, A. Dixon, E. Potapov, I. Angelov, D. Ragyov, I. Balazs. 2006. The Saker Falcon in the desert of North Xinjiang, China. Raptors Conservation 6: 58—64.

Petrov, Tz., Hristov, I., Angelov, I. 2007. The population of the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Bulgaria in 2004—2005. In: Ts. Petrov (man. ed.). The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Bulgaria, II. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Conservation Series, Book 12, BSPB, Plovdiv [In Bulgarian]

Ragyov, D., D. Demerdziev, I. Angelov. 2008. Peregrine in Bulgaria — General overview. In: Sielicki, J., Mizera, T. (eds.). Peregrine Falcon Populations — status and perspectives in the 21st Century. Tutul, Warsaw 2008, 345—360.


— Popular publications

Iankov, P., Kurtev, M., Angelov, I., Yotsova, T. 2010. Will the White father return? Hunt and arms 12 (9): 28—29. [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I., Yotsova, T., Dobrev, V. 2010. Expedition ‘Ethiopia’. For the birds 1/2010, 8—9. [In Bulgarian]

Yotsova, T., Angelov, I., Dobrev, V. 2010. Expedition to Ethiopia: following the tracks of the disappearing vultures. GEO: 6/2010. [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I. 2009. Where are the Egyptian Vultures wintering? For the birds 1/2009, 15. [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I. 2008. Lord of the ring, or the story of one Egyptian Vulture. For the birds 1/2008, 14—15. [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I. 2008. Ecotourism under PHARE — a double edged sward. For the birds 1/2008, 16. [In Bulgarian]

Angelov, I. 2006. 86 days in China. For the birds 2/2006. [In Bulgarian]