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The Green Balkans team participated in the XІІІ National exhibition of the stock-breeders in Sliven 2016

The Green Balkans team participated in the XІІІ National exhibition of the stock-breeders in Sliven 2016

27.10.2016
On October 22nd the team of LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project participated in the XІІІ National stock-breeders exhibition in Sliven 2016. Our team presented the vultures conservation project activities before hundreds of farmers, participating in the meeting on the thematic information stand.
Representatives of the farmers whose activities are supported in the framework of the vultures conservation project presenter the breed they raise – Karakachan sheep.

The event was organized by the Ministry of agriculture and food and the Selection and reproduction in animal breeding executive agency. Over 550 farm animals from around the country were presented on the exhibition, demonstrating the abundant genetic diversity of breeds of domestic animals across the country and the achievements of the selections made by breeding organizations in the field of cattle, sheep, goat and horse breeding. Hundreds of farmers from around the country participated in the event.
Let’s remind you that the vultures are natural scavengers, which function to eliminate corpses of wild and domestic animals covers the veterinary safety requirements and is real alternative for operation of the domestic animals incinerators. The disposal of corpses of domestic animals on special feeding sites is not only a solution of the dead animals problem but also a precondition for the return of the vultures which are one of the rarest species in our country.
Green Balkans’ “Bright future for the black vulture LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project joins the forces of five general partners from four European countries – Green Balkans – Stara Zagora and the Wild flora and fauna fund (FWFF) from Bulgaria, the Vultures conservation organization (VCF) form the Netherlands, Junta de Extremadura from Spain and Euronatur from Germany. It aims recovery of the Blackvulture in Bulgaria by importation and release of birds from Spain, improvement of the breeding conditions and the food supply, support for the local stock-breeders, reduction of the threats and development of the national capacity.

For additional information:
Elena Stoeva – Project manager LIFE14 NAT/BG/649, mob. tel.: 0887574699, e-mail: etilova@greenbalkans.org