The Annual Awards to Biodiversity for 2015 were presented on 25 November. The official ceremony gathered hundreds of nature lovers, representatives of business, media, and environmental organizations. This year the jury awarded also several special prizes.
A winner of such award became Maria Salabasheva in the category "Best journalistic material related to the preservation of the Bulgarian wild nature" because of her film in one of the most emblematic cases related to wildlife crimes: the "Mr. Ross" case (watch the film here).
The Jury also awarded with a special prize the attractive artists from “140 ideas" because of the beautiful images of protected species, painted on the walls of schools, blocks, and others. We remind you that in September the artists created the huge graffiti of Egyptian vulture painted at the entrance of the Municipality of Madzharovo.
In the category "Activist for nature," BSPB nominated Krassimir Manev who carried out a number of activities related to the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Northern Bulgaria – nest guarding, supplementary feeding, monitoring within the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”. He has written a number of poems and stories, and is currently preparing a novel dedicated to the Egyptian vulture. He is a frequent guest of the media in the region.
The award for “Pro biodiversity businesses” won the EVN Bulgaria for their efforts in securing stork nests, as well as their efforts in support of the Imperial Eagle.