Green Balkans Association Takes Part at the International Exhibition

Green Balkans Association Takes Part at the International Exhibition "Nature, Hunting, Fishing" 2022

From 30th of March to 3rd of April at the International Fair, Plovdiv the 26th edition of the International Exhibition “Nature, Hunting, Fishing" was held. The theme of this year's exhibition was “The conservation role of the hunter”. 

Green Balkans Association is among the traditional exhibitors. This year, teams of the organization who are working on different projects joined forces and conducted an information campaign about the activities of the organization. 
Green Balkans’ teams distributed information materials and held talks with personnel from the Executive Forest Agency, state forest enterprises, and National Hunting and Fishing Association "Union of Hunters and Fishermen in Bulgaria" (NHFA-UHFB), , NP Rila Monastery, NP Vitosha, State forest enterprises and many official guests at the event.

On 31.03 teams of the projects "NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons" LIFE17/GIE/BG371 and "Life for the Falcon" LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162 took part with colleagues from the Executive Forest Agency and their project "Grove in a wheelbarrow" in educational and informative lectures and fun games. Children from schools in the town took part. They solved interactive puzzles about the Red-breasted Goose and the Pygmy Cormorant. During the lecture, the children had the opportunity to see a Saker falcon and a Common Kestrel. The team of the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Stara Zagora told them about birds and why they are useful for nature. The team from "Bright Future for the Black Vulture" LIFE14/NAT/BG/649 provided information materials and held fun games with the children.
The booth was also visited by children from the National High School of Forestry “Hristo Botev”, Velingrad. They are among the most active participants in the activities conducted by Green Balkans. They were happy to listen to a short lecture about our activities on different projects. The students also received information materials and enriched their knowledge in the field of nature conservation.

Once again, the International Exhibition "Nature, Hunting, Fishing" has established itself as one of the most important events where innovative solutions for nature and environment conservation are presented and a forum that provides an opportunity for various organizations and associations to exchange experiences and information.

The "Securing the recovery of the endangered Saker Falcon in Bulgaria and Southern Romania" (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162)  project is of 5 years duration and receives funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.