Nature Academy, part of the training of future zoo engineers from the Agricultural University

Oct. 31, 2022
The "Nature Academy" initiative, part of the activities of the project "Life for Lesser Kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017, financed by the LIFE program of the EU and implemented by Green Balkans, once again became part of the training of future specialists.

This time they were first-year students, majoring in animal engineering, studying at the Agricultural University in Plovdiv.

As part of their practice in zoology, led by Associate Professor Dr Bileva from the Department of Agroecology and Environmental Protection, they visited the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center. Here, the young people got acquainted with the work of the Center, received valuable knowledge on providing first aid to wild animals in distress and learned more about the "Nature Academy" initiative, or more precisely how it could help them in their future thesis realisation.

Representatives of the project team "Life for Lesser Kestrel" LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017, on the other hand, told them about the project activities and about the opportunities for graduate studies and scientific publications that the work on the project offers.

Over the years, the Green Balkans Rescue Center has been increasingly established as a place for practical training of students from various specialities - biology, ecology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, animal engineering and others. Its activities, not only as a leading unit in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of distressed wild animals but also in some programs for the return of extinct species, such as the lesser kestrel, for example, make it a preferred place for the practical training of students of the Agricultural University, Trakia University, Plovdiv University, Sofia University, University of Forestry and others.