A Green Active Weekend celebrated the Natura 2000 Day in Plovdiv

On Sunday Green Balkans and our friends form BG Be Active, celebrated together two events on the Youth Hill in Plovdiv.

Under the name Green Active Weekend we celebrated the Natura 2000 Day and at the same time our friends organized a charity run of 1 mile (1,6 km) for the cause “Stop Cancer”.

All fans of environment initiatives, the sustainable way of living and physical activity joined our presentation for the Natura 2000 ecological network and the protected species. People of all age groups had the opportunity to take part in a bird observation tour, and in our Natura 2000 quiz.

Everybody left with a smile on their face and information materials.

We would like to thank for the support of BG Be Active and the Municipality of Plovdiv

You can find more photos from the event on our Facebook page:

Natura 2000
Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of the territory of Bulgaria falls within the scope of the network - 120 areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 areas for the protection of natural habitats.

There are 3 species of cetaceans in the Black Sea - Bottlenose Dolphin, Short-beaked Common Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise, endemic to our sea. Persecuted in the past, not much is known today about the state of the populations of the three species. The Bottlenose Dolphin and the Harbour Porpoise are subject to protection by the Natura 2000 ecological network and special marine protected areas are declared for their protection.

Red-breasted Goose
The Red-breasted Goose is a globally endangered species, protected within the Natura 2000 ecological network. Bulgaria is an important country for the protection of the species - almost the entire world population spends the winter in the region of Primorska Dobrudzha.

33 from the 35 species of bats in Europe can be found in Bulgaria. They are of key importance for ecosystems. All bat species are protected by the Biodiversity Act, and the forest and underground habitats of the species are protected within the Natura 2000 ecological network.

Aneliya Pavlova – Coordinator, tel. +359899269576, e-mail:
Polina Hristova – Comminical officer, tel. +359882508721, e-mail:

Green Balkans and friends’ NATURA 2000 tour was organised thanks to: