_LANG_CLI_LOGO_NAME_LBL The 'NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - NEW HORIZONS

A small green step VOL 2.0. helping the wintering birds

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12/22/2018
In the last day before the school holidays we visited the ‘Graf N. Ignatiev’ elementary school in the village of Graf Ignatievo, Plovdiv municipality.

Polina, Aneliya and Viki from Green Balkans met the 3rd graders and their teacher, Ms Sevilya Hodzheva (a teacher from the ‘Teach for Bulgaria’ program ). Polina told the children about the pygmy cormorant and the red-breasted goose - two of the protected species that spend the winter in Bulgaria, after which we made bird feeders out of old plastic water bottles. The kids liked their bird feeders a lot and even put them on the trees in the school yard.

We all got a photo and wished them happy holidays and many presents!

We would like to thank the students and teachers at the ‘Graf N. Ignatiev’ elementary school for their hospitality. We had a wonderful time!

Contacts:
Polina Hristova (communication officer) - mob.phone 0882508721, phristova@greenbalkans.org
Aneliya Pavlova (coordinator) - mob.phone 08999269576, apavlova@greenbalkans.org


Additional information:
Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of the territory of Bulgaria falls within the scope of the network - 120 areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 areas for the protection of natural habitats.

Red-breasted Goose
The Red-breasted Goose is a globally endangered species, protected within the Natura 2000 ecological network. Bulgaria is an important country for the protection of the species - almost the entire world population spends the winter in the region of Primorska Dobrudzha.

Pigmy Cormorant
With only a few nesting sites in the country, the Pigmy Cormorant is one of the three species of cormorants found in Bulgaria. The species is closely associated with ponds and nests in colonies, making it vulnerable to disturbance. One of the most endangered species, which is why it is strictly protected by the Natura 2000 ecological network.

 
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