This Website has been set up for the sole purpose of raising money for Wolf Conservation.
We support Wolf Watch UK who give displaced captive Wolves a forever home in amazing surroundings.
We also support Balkani who are based in Bulgaria and work tirelessly to keep wolves safe in the wild.
We will keep you updated on Wolf news from around the world and we will have special items on offer via eBay which we will advertise on here.
Every penny of profit on this site goes directly to Wolf Conservation.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help
keep Wolves Safe in the wild.
The Education Center in Bulgaria is vital to keeping Wolves Safe in the wild.
Here people young and old get to learn different ways of living alongside predators harmoniously.
Young people meeting a rescued dancing bear. There are 2 rescued wolves and 2 rescued bears at the education center.
We help supply guarding dogs that keep the flocks safe. The people who live in the mountains are incredibly poor and their flocks are very important to their welfare.
Wolves are Radio Collared so important data can be collected. This way it can be proved as to where they are going and what they are eating.
These wolves were caught on camera just before Christmas going about their daily business..
We want wolves to be roaming free forever but there is a lot of work to be done and your help will be invaluable for future generations.
The year 2020 passed under the siege of Covid-19, but despite of all the difficulties and constrains of it our team managed some progress in its work.
Unfortunately some of the planned activities had to be postponed.
We continued some work on the Wolf Studies which we have been doing for many years, in order to collect reliable and up-to-date data about wolves in Bulgaria and the status of the population in this country.
We’ve been trying to maintain at least small scale activities on data collection and analysis.
Wolf trapping and tracking to collect data and studies on wolf genetics became one of our priorities through the years.
During the spring lockdown of the country because of the first Covid 19 wave, our team concentrated on field work in the mountain, which was one of the few things not forbidden by the Government.
We set the first trap line in Pirin in April, but it wasn’t successful.
Then we set a second trap line in May, in the west slopes of Pirin Mountains and on the first day after activating the line we trapped a young (about 2 years old) female wolf. We equipped her with a GPS-GSM collar and gave her the name Vuchica.
From then on, following her movements we collected a vast amount of data about preferred habitats and about the amazing distances a wolf can cover.
From May to November this wolf crossed many times the highest peaks of Pirin going to different parts of the mountain.
In June she stayed in areas that we assumed were part of a pack core area.
We set camera traps there and managed to get photos of two wolves carrying food.
In the same area remains of a dead wolf was found and samples were taken, we are yet to find out through genetic analysis if this animal is part of the local pack or not.
The genetic analysis will also discover if the collared wolf Vuchica is a member of the local pack, or she is a disperser from another pack.
Unhappily, from 18th of November we stopped receiving locations from the collar and now by field tracking we have been trying to get some VHF signal.
So far it is not successful but we haven’t lost hope, attempts will continue.
We are hoping that only the GSM module of the collar is damaged.
In this case all the GPS fixes are stored in the collar memory and we will download them when the collar drops off the animal.
For all this we need to continue our field search via VHF tracking with a lot of driving and hiking in the mountain.
In May 2020, a female wolf from Pirin was equipped with a GPS transmitter by SDP BALKANI expert Elena Tsingarska, who has dedicated more than 25 years to the study and protection of wolves in Bulgaria. This is another important step for the study of wolves still roaming free in Bulgaria.
Catching a wolf is not an easy task! Skills acquired through years of learning and improvement are required. It is necessary to study and know the habits and psychology of these intelligent beings.
Wolves protect themselves from humans with all their abilities and skills because they are afraid of us! Outwitting them is extremely complicated!
SDP BALKANI's mission is to study wildlife by using scientific methods to achieve a peaceful coexistence between humans and large predators. The aim is to preserve biodiversity and habitats, but also to introduce effective measures to protect human livelihoods. and this cannot happen on the basis of folk beliefs and traditions. Management of large predator populations requires reliable scientific data collected consistently over years.
For more than 20 years, SDP BALKANI has been making efforts to develop skills and capacity to study wolves for scientific purposes. The secret life of the large predator and the conditions of a warming climate (winters without snow) require the application of various, innovative methods for their study. That's why they turned to telemetry, which reveals unsuspected details of wolves' lives but there is still a lot to learn!
Balkani check the places where the animals equipped with transmitters were. They also use the simulated howling method to find out where the families' dens are and many other important details of their habitats.
The young wolf carries the transmitter and reveals the places she prefers to roam to rest and where she finds food, etc. It is hoped that she will remain unharmed and will have the opportunity to live and survive as she deserves and that she will continue to teach Balkani how wolves survive in Bulgaria.
This work is of paramount importance to the wild existence of the wolf and every penny counts.
If anyone has a couple of pound they can spare please donate at
Your help to keep these beautiful animals free is very much appreciated.