Balkani Wildlife Society


Tengalms owl

The Tengmalm`s Owl (Aegolius funereus) in Bulgaria is protected by the Biodiversity Act (2002) and is included in the national Red Data Book (1985) as “rare species”. The species is also under protection of the international legislation – it is listed in Annex 2 of the Convention for protection of the wild European flora and fauna and nature habitats (Bern Convention) and in Annex 2 of the Convention for illegal trade with endangered species (CITES); both conventions were ratified by Bulgaria in the early 1990s.