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Participants of a Cross-border Project Visited the Green Balkans’ Environmental Centre in Levka Village, Svilengrad Municipality

Participants of a Cross-border Project Visited the Green Balkans’ Environmental Centre in Levka Village, Svilengrad Municipality

14.02.2018
The visit was part of a Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERRE-IPP Bulgaria – Turkey 2014-202 for the European Union Project.
 
On 8th February, a group of environmentalists for Bulgaria and Turkey visited the Green Balkans’ Environmental Centre in Levka village. The area is part of the European NATURA 2000 network – “”Sakar” SPA BG 00002021. The event was organized by “Nature Park Sakar” Society, Levka village, as part of a study visit, which was held in the Haskovo municipality territory in the 08-11.02.2018 period. The initiative was part of the “Preparation and Promotion of the Development Process of the NATURA 2000 European Ecological Network in Strandzha Mountain” CB005.1.12.135, for the Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERRE-IPP Bulgaria – Turkey 2014-202 for the European Union project. The project partners were represented by the Turkish NGO DAYKO and others NGOs, administration and Turkish sitizens.
 
The Green Balkans’ team presented before their colleagues methods used in the process of the Leeser Kestrel recovery as a nesting species in Bulgaria, used by the environmentalists for the project, financed by the EU’s LIFE Programme. The guests were closely introduced to the Green Balkans’ activities in “Sakar” SPA, part of NATURA 2000, directed towards the preservation of the Lesser Kestrel, Imperial Eagle, and other rare and protected species and habitats.
 
The international participant were extremely impressed by the results that Green Balkans had achieved in the Lesser Kestrel Recovery in Bulgaria, after the species was considered as extinct as a nesting from the country.
 
For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev, Green Balkans, Project Manager
Lesser Kestrel Recovery, LIFE11 NAT/BG/360
Mobile: +359 885 609 289; Е-mail: ggradev@greenbalkans.org