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The Green Balkans team presented the conservation activities regarding the eastern imperial eagle, lesser kestrel and the Maritza river at the ‘Ivan Vazov’ primary school in Svilengrad

The Green Balkans team presented the conservation activities regarding the eastern imperial eagle, lesser kestrel and the Maritza river at the ‘Ivan Vazov’ primary school in Svilengrad

01.04.2019
Last week we visited the students from the ‘Otkrivatel’ club at the ‘Ivan Vazov’ primary school in Svilengrad where we talked about the Maritza river and the rich biodiversity it hosts, as well as the Green Balkans conservation efforts regarding the eastern imperial eagle and the restoration of the lesser kestrel colonies in our country. The Svilengrad territories are part of the ‘Sakar’ protected area, part of the Natura 2000 ecological network, which hosts a number of rare and protected species.

The young explorers had many questions, such as: ‘..what’s the imperial eagle’s wingspan’, or ‘..which is the largest bird in our country?’ and many others we were happy to give our answers to.

The students' education in ecology is one of the most important directions we work in. This is why our organization works on developing lasting partnerships with different schools, such as the ‘Ivan Vazov’ primary school in Svilengrad, who we are happy to call our friends.

Contacts:
Gradimir Gradev, ‘Greater chance for Lesser Kestrel in Bulgaria’ LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 Project Manager
Mob.number: 0885 609289; е-mail : ggradev@greenbalkans.org

Ms. Neli Apostolova
‘Ivan Vazov’ primary school, Svilengrad