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More than 80 children from Topolovgrad and Radnevo hosted the project

More than 80 children from Topolovgrad and Radnevo hosted the project "Feathered allies in the field"

25.10.2013
Last week, the project funded by M-tel Eco Grant visited the students of the two towns. During our visit there, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the Montagu's Harrier and the Lesser Kestrel, as well as their lifestyle and interesting facts related to these species. The exceptional merits of these birds in the pest control in agriculture (rodents, insects and their larvae), which is the reason why we call them "Feathered allies in the field", were also emphasized.

"Raptors living in and around the fields, including the characters of our story - the Montagu's Harrier and the Lesser Kestrel, are ecological tools for pest control in agriculture. Their presence reduces the use of poisons, which is a prerequisite for environmentally friendly agriculture and clean environment", said Hristina Klsurova, manager of the project "Feathered allies in the field".

"How could we help the Montagu's Harrier?” and “Can Lesser Kestrels return to Bulgaria?" were among the most common questions the children asked.

At the end of our meetings, all participants took home sets of informational materials to tell their relatives and friends what they had learned.

More information is available at http://www.mtel.bg/priroda.

For further information, please contact:
Hristina Klisurova
"Feathered allies in the field" Project Manager
Wildlife Rescue Center
E-mail: hhristova@greenbalkans.org
Mobile: +359 886 570 053