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Misho and Vladko visited the children at the ‘Veselin Hanchev’ primary school in Stara Zagora

Misho and Vladko visited the children at the ‘Veselin Hanchev’ primary school in Stara Zagora

15.03.2019
On the 12th of March the ‘Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - NEW HORIZONS’ LIFE17 GIE/BG/371 project team visited the second graders at the ‘Veselin Hanchev’ primary school in Stara Zagora and their teacher miss Angelina Nuneva.

Our ambassadors, the common buzzard Misho and the common kestrel Vladko, were there with us to tell children about the threats to wildlife and how we can all help protect it.

We told them about the four different vulture species in Bulgaria, why they disappeared from our country and what are we doing to restore their populations - a dream of ours we’ve been working on for many years. We also showed the kids short video clips from our ‘babies room’ at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Center and they all managed to feel as if they were there.

Thank you, children and miss Angelina Nuneva, for the enthusiasm and the curiosity!


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.

Vultures
There are four species of vultures in Europe - Griffon, Black, Egyptian and Bearded Vulture. All of them are strictly protected by Bulgarian and European legislation. As rare and valuable species, they fall under the protection of the European ecological network Natura 2000. Bulgaria is home to only three of them – the Griffon, Black and Egyptian Vulture. The Bearded Vulture - a symbol of Bulgarian nature protection is considered extinct from the country.