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The business in use for the nature – new forestation supported by “Socotab” ltd.

The business in use for the nature – new forestation supported by “Socotab” ltd.

30.11.2016
On the 25 and 26 October a joint biodiversity training and new forestation action was carried out, this time in Pirin, together with Socotab Ltd.’s employees, tobacco producers for Dolno Osenovo village, with which the company has contracted and team memebers form FWFF and Green Balkans supported the initiative.

The action was organized in the Predela area and logistically supported by FWFF and Simitly Forest Agency, in the Predela area. Almost 20 employees of the Socotab administration and around 20 local tobacco producers from the region, members of both NGO’s took part in the action.
The forestation is a part of huge forestation campaign of 2000spalings, that Socotab Ltd. financed in the frame of the joint cooperation with Green Balknas’ “Bright Future for the Black Vulture” LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project of the EC’s LIFE programme.

As part of the action the participants visited the Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna’s base and were introduce with the conservation actions for the vultures in Kresna and Pirin, and with the value of these conservation important species.
The initiative was in supported of Socotab’ carbon emissions reduction, amelioration of the habitats of rare species, and involvement of local residents in conservation actions programme.
We would like to thank cordially the Socotab ltd.’s employees, and to all participants in the forestation for the huge interest, empathy, and energy with which they participated in the campaign. This cooperation is a wonderful example for responsibility and real attitude towards nature preservation, combined with practical field activities!


For further information:
Elena Stoeva – LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 project manager
mobile: 0887574699, е-mail: etilova@greenbalkans.org