This year we celebrated the IVAD in Madzharovo, Haskovo and Ruse

22.09.2016

On the official date – September 3, the Nature Conservation Center “Eastern Rhodopes” in Madzharovo was visited by 50 people, who learned interesting facts about vultures. They also had the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat. There was also screening of the film "Flying away".

On September 9, we were in Haskovo. The program started with a screening of the film "Flying away" and continued with workshop for kids. They were painting their faces as different vultures and other animals, and also they created some of the animals, which are included in the menu of the Egyptian vultures. Everybody enjoyed taking funny pictures as vultures. In the late afternoon, the day continued with a concert of Miryan Kostadinov - known from X-Factor TV show. He explained to people why protecting vultures are so important. This wonderful day finished with amazing double rainbow!

Our host in Ruse was the Rouse Regional Museum of History. The event was on September 16 and gathered over 130 people, who enjoyed the travelling exhibition and the other one- with the awarded pictures form the photo competition “The Egyptian vultures Odyssey”.  Later, kids took part of workshop, where they created vulture masks and different animals – snakes, tortoises, snails. Children also enjoyed a piece, dedicated to the Egyptian vulture. The visitors of the event saw a model of a nest of Egyptian vulture with a figure of a young bird in real size.

We would like to thank to the Haskovo Municipality and the Regional Museum of History for the hospitality!

The initiatives dedicated to The International Vulture Awareness Day were organized in cooperation with the municipality of Haskovo and the Regional History Museum - Ruse under the BSPB LIFE+ project "The Return of the Neophron",  in partnership with the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS), WWF Greece and the RSPB; and under the LIFE+ project " Conservation of Black and Griffon vultures in the Rhodope mountains” developed by Rewilding Europe, in partnership with the “Rewilding Rhodopes” Foundation , Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, WWF Greece, Vultures Conservation Foundation and Hellenic Ornithological Society.

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