"Game Diseases" practical exercise of the Trakia University veterinary medicine students was held at the Green Balkans Rescue Centre

The fifth-year students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Trakia University conducted part of their training in the discipline "Game Diseases" in the outpatient clinic of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Kanakov and Dr Stoyanchev from the Department of Internal Noninfectious Diseases and with the assistance of veterinarians of the Center, future veterinarians not only observed but also directly participated in the examination of patients admitted to the intensive care unit of the Center.

The second part of the students' exercise was presented in the visitors' corner of the Rescue Center. There, in addition to getting to know the species that inhabit its aviaries, we talked about the Biodiversity Act, the Animal Protection Act, the CITES convention regulating trade in protected species and how all these regulations communicate with the veterinary profession.

During their training with us, the young people also learned about the initiative of the "Life for Lesser Kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project "Academy of Nature", oriented to work with students.

The Green Balkans team, and in particular the Wildlife Rescue Center, is always happy to work with young people, to whom we strive to pass on everything we have learned over the nearly 27 years of existence of this one-of-a-kind "wildlife hospital". We thank the Trakia University management for their support and long-term partnership in the name of wildlife.