Last week unofficial information was received concerning the wrongful dismissal of the Director of “Sinite Kamani” Nature Park – eng. Ivan Ivanov. This is another attempt to exert pressure on the management of nature parks, aimed at realizing private economic interests.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Green Balkans’ team!23.12.2009
We wish you health, happiness, and prosperous 2010! Let this be a better New Year for Bulgaria and the Bulgarian nature!
Presentation of the Wildlife Rescue Center at the meeting of the National Working Group for the Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles in Bulgaria20.12.2009
On December 12th, 2009 Green Balkans’ team representing the Wildlife Rescue Center took part in the 9th Meeting of the National Working Group for the Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles in Bulgaria.
Many wild animals fall victims to men not for food but for fun or out of hatred. Most probably some of you are ready to ask: “How is this possible?” We, at the Wildlife Rescue Center, no longer ask ourselves that question. For us it is obvious that there are many people who don’t realize what brutalities they are committing or if they do, they actually enjoy committing them.
Project “Lesser Kestrel – Without Past but with Future” visiting the Eastern Rhodope and the Sakar Mountains18.12.2009
In the middle of December a Rescue Centre team held a series of lectures in Svilengrad and Ivaylovgrad.
On December 10th, having made a donation at “Teofana Popova” orphanage in Stara Zagora, Mrs. Nona Karadzhova – Minister of Environment and Waters, visited Green Balkans’ Rescue Center.
December 5th is the Volunteer Day. We thank all those, who devoted their time, granting selflessly their efforts and supporting enthusiastically our work for more than 20 years in our common mission – preserving Bulgaria’s nature!
More than 1,500 kids and students aged 3 to 18, visited Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center in 2009.
A member of the team of Green Balkans won the first place on the national stage of the photo competition of National Geographic for 200901.12.2009
The unique photo of Griffon Vultures was made from a special shelter close to the feeding ground for vultures in the village of Pelevun, Municipality of Ivailovgrad.
The European stork village in Bulgaria has two new information boards made through projects of Green Balkans.
Volunteers of Green Balkans and the National Scout Organization of Bulgaria planted about 100 willows and poplars close to the biggest Heron Colony in Bulgaria at Konush Reservoir
Implementation of Appropriate Assessment for Investment Projects, Plans and Programs under Article 6 of the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC)16.11.2009
On 9th and 10th of November in Sofia and 11th and 12th November in Varna, Green Balkans – Stara Zagora organized seminar on the theme: Implementation of Appropriate Assessment for Investment Projects, Plans and Programs under Article 6 of the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC)
The Commission convened for the designation of “Yulievska Koria” Protected Site (Yulievo Plain Forest) voted unanimously FOR the protected area12.11.2009
Today, at the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters, a Commission was convened by virtue of Art.38 of the Protected Areas Act, for the designation of “Yulievska Koria” Protected Site. The proposal for the designation of the protected site was prepared by Green Balkans and aimed at preserving one of the last plain forests in Bulgaria, situated near the village of Yulievo, Maglizh Municipality.
Some 1,000 Pygmy Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) were recorded by a team of Green Balkans on November 7th in the area of “Pygmy Cormorant Roosting Site – Plovdiv” Protected Site.
A Griffon Vulture “took a plane” from the Czech Republic to Varna and then “was given a ride” to Stara Zagora to be involved in the program for reintroduction of vultures in the Balkan Mountains.
White-tailed and Golden Eagles feeding at the site for supplementary feeding of raptors in “Sinite Kamani” Nature Park11.11.2009
During the weekly supplementary feeding and monitoring in “Sinite Kamani” Nature Park the team of Green Balkans and the Park Directorate recorded a White-tailed Eagle feeding at the supplementary feeding site.
On November 8th, Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center received its thousandth patient for 2009. The honor fell on a Rook found in the outskirts of the town of Stara Zagora.
On November 7th 2009 a workshop called “Activities and projects for the bats in Bulgaria, carried out during the period 2004-2009 - report and planning of new initiatives” took place at the Institute of Zoology. The meeting was organized by the Bat Research and Conservation Centre at the National Museum of Natural History – Bulgarian Academy of Science.
As we already informed you earlier, at the end of October a juvenile White-tailed eagle, shot by poachers, arrived at the Green Balkans Rescue Center.
During the last week a Green Balkans team received interesting feedback about ringed birds.