Nature Academy – in action again

Nature Academy – in action again

Several days ago, students from two universities visited the home of the wild Lesser Kestrels – a sacarian village called Levka under the initiative “Nature Academy”, a part of the "LIFE for Lesser Kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project.

Students that are studying zoo engineering in the Agricultural University and veterinary medicine of the Trakia University who were the first to have a tour around the center for its nature preserving activities for the project. There they were introduced to the work Green Balkans do for the reintroduction of the Lesser Kestrels and the possibility to earn a program scholarship.

The accent of our presentation was “The use of Karakachan horses for maintaining the grass lands used for hunting grounds of the Lesser Kastrel and King Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in the Protected Zone of Sakar, part on Natura 2000” and “Center for nature preservation activities in Levka village, Protective zone Sakar – role, equipment, tourism” as potential topics for their graduation papers in the project financial circle.

Second part in the young people’s visit was on the field. There the Rescue center for wild animals’ veterinary team did a demonstration of the practical activities when working with farm animals- horses, goats, sheep.
For the participants in the trainings there were shown methods and techniques that were used in the project” Possibilities for research on the behavior of horses of the free and unregulated cultivation using modern technologies for monitoring” financed by “research science fond” by the Agricultural University in Plovdiv.

And part of the students from the Agricultural University that participated in the event for trainees in Green Balkans on the initiative “student practices – Faze 2 ”by MES, financed by the Operational Program "Science and Education for Intelligent Growth", co-financed by the European Social Fund, under which our organization successfully partners with the Departments of Agroecology and Environmental Protection and Livestock Sciences.