Vladimir Petrov

Vladimir is guiding Neophron Tours’ birding and natural history tours. He has graduated in major ecology and environmental protection from Sofia University. His master’s thesis is in hydro-biology and aqua cultures.

Vladimir has been a part of different conservation and scientific projects, mainly ornithological: mapping of nesting birds, research of bird populations in abandoned farmlands, reintroduction of the Red-footed Falcon, mid-winter waterfowl counts, wintering Red-breasted Geese surveys, migration surveys etc. He has also spent a mount ringing alpine birds in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain.

Vladimir has some experience with mammal and reptile research too: Marbled and Steppe Polecats, bat counts and ringing, general monitoring of mammalian wildlife, collecting DNA samples from Nose-horned Vipers, etc.

His hobbies include hiking, kayaking, speleology and fish keeping.