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​A movie afternoon in Shabla – for the Saker Falcon and other species

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21.07.2020
The Green Balkans team visited the Green Education Centre in Shabla as part of the “Natura 2000 in Bulgaria – New Horizons” project on 16 July.

The event was open to everyone and we talked about the Green Balkans initiatives for conservation and reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria within our “Month of the Saker Falcon” information campaign.

Our team was excited by the interest of children from all over the country on holiday in the North Black Sea Region who demonstrated deep knowledge about some of the species protected by the Natura 2000 ecological network. There was a discussion provoked by the Saker Falcon videos about falconry, why are ground squirrels and their habitats important, what is the breeding programme for rare species of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre.

You can find more about the species here and in our youtube channel.

We talked about the Red-breasted Goose– a rare and endangered species that spends the cold winter days in the Primorska Dobrudzha area, traveling more than 6000 km from its nesting sites in Siberia every year.

Book dividers with the target species under the “Natura 2000 in Bulgaria – New Horizons” project and “The Adventures of the Brent the Red-breasted Goose” and “The Adventures of Darki the bat” books were given to all attendees.  

If you are travelling to the North Black Sea area, we recommend you visit the Durankulak village. The Durankulak Lake is part of the Natura 2000 ecological network (Durankulashko ezero SPA, BG0002050 and Ezero Durankulak SCI, BG0000154) and shelters wintering Red-breasted Geese every year (you can read more about the species and its habitats HERE), you can see the completely renovated museum collections and art gallery in the „Druzhba – 1898” Community centre in the Durankulak village. 

We would like to express our gratitude to the “Druzhba – 1898” Community centre in the Durankulak village for the cooperation and hospitality.
We are also grateful to the Green Education Centre – Shabla for the hospitality and joint organization as well as to all town guests who participated in the information event.


The information activities are part of the "July – the month of the Saker Falcon" initiative within the “NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria – New Horizons” LIFE17 GIE/BG/371 project.
 
Contact information:
Polina Hristova – Communications Specialist - “Natura 2000 in Bulgaria – New Horizons” project, 0882508721, e-mail: phristova@greenbalkans.org
Green Education Centre, Shabla town, 057 434 200
 

Additional information:
For Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30 % of the Bulgarian territory falls within the scope of the network – 120 protected areas for the conservation of wild birds and 234 protected areas for the conservation of natural habitats.
 
For Saker Falcon
The Saker Falcon is a globally endangered species, critically endangered in Bulgaria. Even though it was widespread in the past, in 2018 the first active nest of the species for the last 10 years was discovered. The species and its habitats are protected by the Natura 2000 ecological network.
 
For the Red-breasted Goose
The Red-breasted Goose is a globally endangered species, protected by the Natura 2000 ecological network. Bulgaria is an important place for the protection of the species – almost the entire world population spends the winter in the Primorska Dobrudzha area.