Green Balkans and Santa Marina Holiday Village, Sozopol, united by the idea of ​​nature protection!

Aug. 16, 2021
On August 18th from 12:00 to 18:00 at Marina Beach Bar, the team of Green Balkans will present some of its conservation activities, in the presence of the Common Kestrel Vladko and the Tawny owl Chara.

There are three highlights in the upcoming event!

The "revived exhibition" is dedicated to the International European Green Belt Initiative. The exhibition presents life-size models and coloring of rare and protected bird species that are found in the Green Belt in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. The models of the Lesser Kestrel, the Eastern Imperial Eagle, the Black Vulture, the Red-breasted Goose, and the Sandwich Tern are in real size, and coloring, and are hand-made author's sculptures. Only artificial materials were used for their production, without any living specimens being damaged. An information board tells curious features about rare birds and their habitats. A key place in the exhibition is taken by the Lesser Kestrel, a rare bird species that is restored in Bulgaria by the Green Balkans within the EU LIFE Project.

The interactive installation on the problem of Black Sea waste pollution consists of an information kiosk and two models of a Short-beaked common dolphin and contains rich information about the Black Sea and its inhabitants, but also about the global problem of waste pollution. Visitors will get acquainted with the species of dolphins found in the Black Sea, with the sounds they make, and with the alarming information about the degree of pollution with waste in wetlands.
The installation is part of the BSB142 BioLearn 'Environmental awareness and behavior to stop pollution in significant wetlands of the Black Sea basin' project, funded by the Joint Operational Program for Cross-Border Cooperation 'Black Sea Basin 2014-2020' and implemented by NGO Green Balkans-Stara Zagora.

And, from 12 to 1 pm, visitors will be able to get acquainted with live birds - the Common kestrel Vladko and the Tawny owl Chara, and the bravest will be able to keep them on hand for a short time. They are patients of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre - birds with permanent disabilities treated at the Centre that cannot be released. They are a great opportunity for all animal friends to personally experience wildlife.

The event is a wonderful way to combine your vacation with something useful, to learn something new, and to leave with an unforgettable memory from this summer!

For more information:
Gradimir Gradev,
'Life for Lesser Kestrel' LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project manager,
phone +359885 609 289 or e-mail: