On 1st June we were part of the colorful children holiday, organized by the Municipality of Stara Zagora, “Culture and Tourism” department.
On the children’s day the “5th October” Park became a colorful scene, full of laughter and songs. The sun chased the gray clouds away and children had the opportunity to have fun and learn new facts.
The models of Brent the Red-breasted Goose and the Griffon Vulture awoke the interest of the children and invited them to join the art workshop on the Green Balkans stand. Together we solved puzzles, colored and cut out pictures and we played the Natura 2000 memory game. While having fun children learned a lot about the protected species and habitats, part of Natura 2000 ecological network. They now know how precious vultures are, what do the bats eat and learned about the long trips and adventures of the Red-breasted Goose. The memory game showed them more protected species and our team was happy to answer all questions.
We would like to thank the Municipality of Stara Zagora, “Culture and Tourism“ department for the invitation to join the event, their hospitality and perfect organization!
We wish a happy holiday to all children!
You can find more photos from the event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ZeleniBalkani&set=a.10158131928709327
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.
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.
Widespread and numerous in the past, at the end of the last century the Griffon Vulture had only 1-2 active nests restricted to the Eastern Rhodopes. Thanks to the efforts of conservation organizations, today the population of the species is growing and we can see it in the Balkan Mountains, Eastern Rhodopes and Kresna. The species and its habitats are protected by the Natura 2000 ecological network.