​International Vulture Awareness Day 2020 in the “Sinite kamani” Nature Park

Funny, interesting and full of new facts about vultures – that was how we celebrated the International Vulture Awareness Day in Siven!

The first Saturday of September marks the International Vulture Awareness Day celebrating nature’s cleaning crew and reminding us there is still a lot we do not know about these majestic creatures.

Green Balkans along with the “Sinite kamani” Nature Park Directorate started early this year and celebrated the International Vulture Awareness Day in Sliven on the 1st September in front of the Directorate’s building.

Our hosts had invited children from different clubs, schools and community centers from the whole city and everyone was welcome to join our art ateliers and take part in the educational and fun games and activities. We had also prepared a short film about Sliven’s wildlife neighbors – the vultures. Everyone learned new things about vultures in Bulgaria and had much fun.

Our colleagues from the Green Balkans Wildlife Center had prepared a surprise visit – the volunteer Deni and the wildlife ambassador – the kestrel Vladko came to Sliven to tell children more about the Center and what we do along with some of the stories of patients in the Center.

Later we had prepared a second surprise – a fun trip to the vulture aviary in the “Sinite kamani” Nature Park where everyone could see vultures in their wild habitat. The children were transfixed with the Griffon and Black Vultures in the aviary and their teachers and parents had lots of questions. Our colleague and vulture expert, Iliyan Stoev told everyone about vultures in the Nature Park and our work there.

We’d like to thank our hosts at the “Sinite kamani” Nature Park Directorate for organizing the transport to the aviary and bringing all these children together. We’d also like to thank the Wildlife Rescue Center for donating their time to celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day together!

Additional information :
Polya Ruseva – communication officer – mob.number - +359894059156, e-mail: ptoncheva@greenbalkans.org


The International Vulture Awareness Day is celebrated within the "Bright Future for the Black Vulture" and the "Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons" projects.

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