At the end of last week, a team from Green Balkans NGO was a guest at a work meeting of the Greek wildlife rescue centres.
The meeting took place in Athens and included over 30 participants. Our team presented the experience of our organisation in the areas of wildlife treatment and rehabilitation alongside our activities for restoration and reinforcement of endangered bird species in Bulgaria.
Mentioned were our success in bringing back the saker falcon, the lesser kestrel, and the vultures in the Balkan mountains, as were the ongoing activities as part of these programmes. We presented details about the rehabilitation work in the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans, and about the field activities in the reintroduction programmes like tagging and surveying the released by us birds.
In our presentation, we also drew attention to the experience of other Bulgarian NGOs in restoration projects for species such as the European bison, the Romanian hamster and various deer species amongst others.
We did not forget to mention the role of the Rescue Centre е as a tool for education in the fields of ecology and nature conservation, as well as about our experience in working with different institutions, local authorities, and citizens.
Particularly interesting for our team was the visit to the sea turtle rescue centre of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, which has 40 years of history in the rehabilitation of these magical sea creatures!
We are happy that we could pass on the experience and knowledge accumulated over the years of hard work and thereby contribute to the conservation of nature not only in Bulgaria, but also on the Balkan Peninsula.
With over twenty years of experience, the Rescue Centre of Green Balkans is the largest such structure on the Balkan Peninsula and a leading institution in the treatment, rehabilitation and restoration of endangered or extinct populations.
We thank our friends from ANIMA for the invitation and the opportunity to exchange experience and knowledge in the name of wildlife- and nature conservation!