The official ceremony for the winners of the ‘Wild Chestnut’ competition for green journalism was held on 5th-7th August at the Leva Hotel in Vratsa. The official event was held on the 6th and all nominees received a certificate of participation and the winners in each category received the special ‘Wild Chestnut’ plaque. Various journalists as well as experts in the field of nature conservation and representatives of various institutions took part in the official event.
We have launched a fundraising campaign to continue the work of the return of Cinereous Vultures in Bulgaria at platformata.bg.
The Cinereous Vultures – the black lords of the Bulgarian sky, the largest birds of prey in the nature and extinct species. They need you in order to be reintroduced and settled permanently in our country!
13 cows of the “Bulgarian brown” cattle breed will be part of Green Balkans and the Sinite Kamani Nature Park Directorate's activities to restore rare species in the park. The cows were purchased on purpose, as part of the activities of Green Balkans to restore grazing livestock, grassland habitats and maintain the populations of rare species in the nature park.
In this year's national quiz "Natura 2000 and Birds of Prey" the students from the National Professional High School of Forest management "Hristo Botev" – Velingrad have distinguished with exceptional knowledge and it is no coincidence that they are in the first place.
On 04.06.2022 the Green Balkans team was a guest at the Museum “House of Humour and Satire”, Gabrovo. We celebrated World Environment Day together with the museum team, visitors, and children from different age groups.
Chatalka was released near Kotel, about a month before she fell into this tough situation in the middle of the Danube. After a short wandering throughout Romania, Chatalka landed on the sand spit of Cape Vardim Island near the village with the same name.
Our Romanian friends rescued one of our Cinereous Vultures!
Jinn was named by “Trouble Bakers” (A fabulous place for delicious books and educational sweets...or vice versa). She had been released nearby Kotel about a month ago before she got into this tough situation. As soon as she has been released, Jinn showed an aptitude for wandering and after several rounds throughout Romania, she landed close to Navodari, Constanca district.
On 23 May in the town of Teteven was celebrated the Natura 2000 Day as part of the campaign of the 30th anniversary of the European ecological network Natura 2000. The event was held in cooperation with Teteven Municipality and about 60 students took part in the initiative.