LIFE and Natura 2000 celebrate 30 years with the Green Balkans team and the children from Svilengrad

Jun 03, 2022
This year, Natura 2000 and the EU's LIFE program are 30 years old!

On this occasion, the Green Balkans' - "Life for Lesser Kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project team, funded by the EU LIFE program, delighted over 70 children aged 8 to 10 years and their teachers from the primary school "Ivan Vazov" in Svilengrad with an interesting presentation about the species, a living representative of the kestrels family, in the person of the Common Kestrel Vladko and a subsequent discussion about the role of the birds of prey for our nature.

We chose the place because of its proximity to the village of Levka, part of the Natura 2000 Sakar network, where years ago Green Balkans, with the support of LIFE, restored the first colony of Lesser Kestrels in decades in Bulgaria.

We answered the children's questions about how the Lesser Kestrels has disappeared, why it is important to restore them, how to protect nature and what exactly we are doing for the species in the village of Levka.

Our day ended with a lot of smiles and the gift from the children, who all formed the number 30 for the occasion of the birthday of our partners!