The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

Bulgaria – България



Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests ecoregion (Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome) (Palearctic realm)

Balkan mixed forests ecoregion (temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome) (Palearctic realm)

East European forest steppe ecoregion (temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome) (Palearctic realm)

Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests ecoregion (temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome) (Palearctic realm)

Pontic–Caspian steppe ecoregion (Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands) (Palearctic realm)

Rodope montane mixed forests ecoregion (temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome) (Palearctic realm)

Wolves in National parks and Protected Areas
Central Balkan National Park | Национален парк Централен Балкан
Pirin National Park | Национален парк Пирин
Rila National ParK | Национален парк Рила
Bulgarka Natural Park | Природен Парк Българка
Rila Monastery Nature Park | Природен парк „Рилски манастир
Sinite Kamani Nature Park
Strandzha Nature Park | Природен парк Странджа Priroden park Strandzha
Vitosha Nature Park
Ali Botush Reserve | Али ботуш
Bayuvi Dupki–Dzhindzhiritsa Reserve | Баюви дупки–Джинджирица
Beglika Reserve
Beli Lom Reserve
Bistrishko Branishte Reserve
Byala Krava Reserve
Chervenata sten biosphere reserve
Chuprene Biosphere Reserve
Central Rila Reserve
Dzhendema Reserve
Elenova Gora Reserve
Gornata Koria Reserve
Torfeno Branishte Reserve
Orelyak Reserve
Kazanite Reserve
Kongura Reserve
Parangalitsa Reserve
Peeshti Skali Reserve
Ropotamo Reserve
Severen Dzhendem Reserve
Silkosiya Reserve
Skakavitsa Reserve
Sredoka Reserve
Stara Reka Reserve
Torfeno Branishte Reserve
Tisovitsa Reserve
Tsarichina Reserve
Uzunbodzhak Reserve
Valchi Dol Reserve
Vitanovo Reserve
Yulen Reserve

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Eurasion Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)

Population Statistics [1,200; approximate]
Статистическите данни за населението

Legal Status; Regulated by legal hunting. Game species.
Легален статут

The Ministery of Environment and Water
Министерството на околната среда и водите

Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters Ruse (RIEW)
Регионална инспекция по околната среда и водите –Русе (РИОСВ)

Wolf BG  Вълците в България

Balkan Wildlife Society
Сдружение за дива природа „Балкани“ (София, Sofia, България, Bulgaria)

Internatiinal Wolf Center – Bulgaria

News Resources & Publications
новинарски ресурси и публикации
(Search Term- вълци в България)
Радио Варна (България, Bulgaria)
Darik News (София, Sofia, България, Bulgaria)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Bulgaria

Journal Articles

Spatial, seasonal and gender distribution of harvested wolves Canis lupus L. in Bulgaria. Tsingarska E, Dimitrov K, Delov V, Tsvetkova N, Vassilev V, Cloud GP. Wolf-Human Coexistence in the Alps and in Europe, 2018 Mar

[PDF] Diversity and Temporal Relationships between Mammals at Feeding Stations in Western Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria; Terrestrial Ecology and Behavior, ED Popova, DP Zlatanova, V Todev, Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. 2017 Dec 

Distribution and numbers of wolves (Canis lupus) in Bulgaria: what is going on?. Buletinul Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei. Markov G. Ştiinţele vieţii. 2014 May

Unregulated hunting and genetic recovery from a severe population decline: the cautionary case of Bulgarian wolves. Moura AE, Tsingarska E, Dąbrowski MJ, Czarnomska SD, Jędrzejewska B, Pilot M. Conservation Genetics. 2014 Apr

Habitat variables associated with wolf (Canis lupus L.) distribution and abundance in Bulgaria. Zlatanova D, Popova E. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science. 2013

Bucking the trend in wolf-dog hybridization: first evidence from Europe of hybridization between female dogs and male wolves. Hindrikson M, Männil P, Ozolins J, Krzywinski A, Saarma U. PLoS one. 2012 Oct

The wolf (Canis lupus l., 1758) in Bulgaria. Mihaylov H, Stoyanov S. InInternational symposium on hunting,“Modern aspects of sustainable management of game population”, Zemun-Belgrade, Serbia 2012 Jun

Wolves of the World, Agree To Defer? Wolves in Bulgaria. Chris Senior, International Wolf Center 2011

Damages of Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus L.) During Ten Year Period in Bulgaria. Genov P, Dzhindzhieva A. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment. 2010 Jan

Dynamic of Distribution and Number of Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus L.) During Ten Year Period in Bulgaria. Genov P, Dzhindzhieva A, Mircheva A. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment. 2010 Jan

The Role of Wolf (Canis lupus L.) in the Rhodope Mountains in the Beginning of the 21st Century. Genov P, Dutsov A, Dimitrova D, Stoyanova N, Angelovв I, Zlatanova D, Peshev D, Arabadjiev D, Georgiev T, Serafimov G, Sariyski S. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. 2008 Nov


 Challenges of nature conservation in postsocialist Bulgaria: A view from the Rhodope Mountains. Cellarius BA.InIn: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 258-266 2007

Use of Carcasses from Wolf Kills by Griffon Vultures in Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. Angelov I, Demerdjiev D, Stoychev S. CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF VULTURE POPULATIONS. 2005 Nov

Mammalian fauna of Osogovo mountain. InProceedings of the Balkan Scientific Conference of Biology in Plovdiv (Bulgaria)(19–21 May 2005). Zlatanova D, Genov P, Purov V. Plovdiv 2005 May

 Population dynamics and reproduction of the wolf (Canis lupus) in Bulgaria. In Study, conservation and utilisation of forest resources. Proceedings of the Third Balkan Scientific Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2-6 October 2001. Volume III (pp. 525-528). Forest Research Institute. Genov, P.V. and Bojadzhiev, M., 2002

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