Trainees of the Wildlife Rescue Center visited the Sakar region

Trainees of the Wildlife Rescue Center visited the Sakar region

Together with their mentor, Dr. Rusko Petrov, they implemented prophylactic checkup of thirty horses owned by Green Balkans and local people.

As a part of the implementation of “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360, the stud is intended to turn the Lesser Kestrel release site in Sakar into a pasture of short, well grazed grass, so that the birds can easily hunt their usual prey – insects, rodents, and small reptiles.

During this trip in Sakar, the students of “I. P. Pavlov” Vocational School of Veterinary Medicine in Stara Zagora also visited the hacking facility established for the Lesser Kestrels. This is the place, where the first chicks are expected to arrive in late May.

Despite the rainy and gloomy weather, the students were enthusiastic and visited several Imperial Eagle nests in the region. Then the group left for Matochina, where the young people visited Green Balkans’ Visitor Center, the Bukelon Fortress, and the rock church.

In addition, the trainees of the Wildlife Rescue Center provided supplementary feeding for one of the Imperial Eagle pairs.
The practical training of the students at the Wildlife Rescue Center was organized within “Students and graduates’ practical training” of the Ministry of Education and Science.

For further information, please contact:
Rusko Petrov
Wildlife Rescue Center
Lesser Kestrel Recovery LIFE11 NAT/BG/360
Tel.: +359 884 87 75 44
Е-mail :

David Valchev
Trainee at the Wildlife Rescue Center
Tel.: +359 894 39 69 60