The “Better Life for Lesser Kestrel in South-East Balkans” project (LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017) will receive the additional co-financing amount by the Green Fund, as the declaration form has been accordingly approved.
With the end of the breeding season for the birds in the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center and the release of the young hatched this year, came the time when the feathered parents can indulge in a well-deserved rest.
CeNoBS project, the largest European project on the abundance of cetacean species in the Black Sea, has come to an end. The project lasted for a period of 30 months and involved partners from 5 countries, including Romania and Bulgaria. CeNoBS included the first large-scale aerial monitoring in the Black Sea, workshops and trainings, as well as the proposal of benchmarks for the indicators of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and other initiatives at local, regional and international level to help when achieving the project objectives. CeNoBS is an international project coordinated by Mare Nostrum NGO and with the participation of Green Balkans. The final results of the project were recently presented in hybrid workshops, attended by representatives of national authorities.
From the 19th to the 31st of August in the Information and Visitor Centre 'Primorska Strandzha' of the National Park 'Strandzha' in Ahtopol guests and residents of the seaside town will be able to enjoy two exhibitions by the Green Balkans.
Studying animals that live in an environment radically different from ours is not an easy endeavor. Green Balkans’ experts, who have dedicated their time and effort to the study and conservation of cetaceans, spend days at sea in often severe and changeable conditions - in wind and cold, in heat and sun, with an indefinite length of working day. But as aquatic animals, dolphins do not spend much time on the surface, and this, among other obstacles, makes encounters with them extremely rare and unpredictable. As a result, the practice of satellite tracking of individuals has become established worldwide. The method allows to collect data on migrations of the species, their preferred habitat, seasonal distribution and even on some parameters of their behavior.
On August 18th from 12:00 to 18:00 at Marina Beach Bar, the team of Green Balkans will present some of its conservation activities, in the presence of the Common Kestrel Vladko and the Tawny owl Chara.
On 11 August, Green Balkans team conducted its traditional educational activities at the “Pomorie Lake” Visitor Centre, which has been managed by the Pomorie Municipality, the Historical Museum of Pomorie since last year