The World Environment Day at the Museum “House of Humour and Satire”, Gabrovo


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.
Our event was included in the program of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial, and visitors got to experience the world of wildlife through a presentation about protected species, a discussion about why and how it is important to help to conserve them in Bulgaria and worldwide, and then we presented curious facts and details about some of them through educational puzzle games. The life-size mock-ups of the Cinereous and Griffon Vultures were of great interest.
The most attractive part of the event, of course, was the birds from Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre. The Common Kestrel Vladko, the Tawny Owl Chara, and the Saker Falcon Romeo were presented to the visitors by our Wildlife Rescue Centre team and volunteers from the “Securing the recovery of the endangered Saker Falcon in Bulgaria and Southern Romania” project (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162). Visitors had the opportunity to see the birds up close, touch them, and take a photo. We shared interesting stories about the species of each of them and Green Balkans' activities for their conservation.
Our veterinarian Dr. Stefka Dimitrova showed our volunteer - the pigeon Pesho, how to deal with a bird in distress, how to splint a wing and a leg, and also how to safely give water to an injured bird.
For each visitor, we provided information materials, memory-card games, flyers, leaflets, stickers, etc. 
We are grateful for the assistance of the Museum "House of the Humour and Satire", Gabrovo, and all attendees!

The "Securing the recovery of the endangered Saker Falcon in Bulgaria and Southern Romania" (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162)  project is of 5 years duration and receives funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.

Polya Ruseva - Project Coordinator, tel. 0894059156,

Green Balkans and Friends Natura 2000 tour is made possible thanks to: