Over 200 visitors took part in an initiative of Green Balkans and Santa Marina Holiday Village

Aug. 20, 2021
On the 18th of August at Marina Beach Bar the team of Green Balkans presented some of its conservation activities!

Visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with three highlights of the diverse activities of Green Balkans - "The Living Exhibition", the interactive installation on the problem of pollution of the Black Sea with waste, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, in the face of the Common kestrel Vladko and Tawny owl Chara!

"The Living 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.

And, as always, the most attention from all over 200 visitors was received by the Common kestrel Vladko and the Tawny owl Chara, which everyone could pet and photograph. They are patients of the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre - birds with permanent disabilities treated at the Centre that cannot be released.

We are glad that the event attracted so many visitors, and after the Bulgarians, the most numerous were the guests from Russia and Ukraine!

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