Green Balkans' 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' project LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 - partner in an exhibition dedicated to the Maritsa River!

Mar 17, 2021
We are expecting you on 19.03.2021, World Water Day, from 11:00 in Art Gallery Svilengrad, where a thematic exhibition on the Maritsa River will be opened with an emphasis on its biological diversity.

The event is held in partnership with the Historical Museum - Svilengrad and NGO 'Green Balkans - Stara Zagora'.

The conceptual design for the exhibition was prepared by the team of the Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv and is called 'River of Biodiversity'.

It aims to show what the connection of people is with the Maritsa River, what are the problems we are facing at the moment, and why it is worth working to protect the health of the river ecosystem.

An Otter, a Pygmy cormorant, an European bee-eater, and a Common kingfisher are part of the 11 realistic models that will impress visitors until April 19, 2021. In addition to spectacular animal models, visitors can watch a short video with interesting facts related to the history, geography, and ecology of the river, presented by experts in various fields.

Every nature lover will have the opportunity to get involved with ideas for solving some of the environmental problems of the Maritsa River.

The project is implemented as part of the 'Legacy' program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 and with the assistance of the Municipality of Plovdiv. The exhibition is also possible thanks to the heartfelt help of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation at the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, RAM - Plovdiv, RIM - Plovdiv, East Aegean River Basin Directorate, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BSPB , Balkanka Association, Nikolay Gavazov, Green Balkans is a partner of the initiative through the project 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' project LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017, implemented in the region of Svilengrad.

For more information:
Svetlozara Kazandjieva:, tel.: 088 612 0449