A bridge connecting history and nature

11.06.2018
I protect Egyptian vulture (WWF/L.Kapsalis)

Under the shadow of Kompsatos bridge, the historical symbol of the Natura 2000 Kompsatos valley, on Sunday 10th of June, 60 citizens from several towns of Thrace (Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Iasmos and Dadia) met each other. All together we learnt about the history of the medieval bridge and importance of the rare raptor and vulture species like the Egyptian vulture. Within games, we "touched" and listened to the nature near the river bank, we have been hidden behind rocks and shrubs and we played with the ball of "life".
We held our hands tight and left no threat to break the circles of coexistence of man and nature. The coexistence from which we inherited the monuments and the biodiversity that we are called to preserve for the future generations.


The event took place in collaboration with Rhodopes Antiquites Directorate and in the framework of the action "Green Cultural Routes 2018" of the Ministry of Culture.

Green Cultural Routes in Kompsatos bridge (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
The ball of life (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
The Egyptian vultures play at the Kompsatos river bank (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
The unique Egyptian vulture pair of Kompsatos valley (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
No threat broke the circles of human-nature coexistance (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
No threat broke the circles of human-nature coexistance (WWF/L.Kapsalis)
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