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This year the 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project team celebrated Natura Day 2000 with a series of events

Mai 25, 2021
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On the 21st of May, we celebrated Natura 2000 Day. On this day, traditionally, the 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project team of Green Balkans organizes various information campaigns, volunteer initiatives, and other events to promote the ecological network.

On the 21st of May, children from Svilengrad, part of the city's volleyball team, visited the Centre for Environmental Activities in the Sakar village of Levka.

During their visit, the young people learned a lot about the Lesser Kestrel, how to protect it, how it is useful and the efforts of our team to bring it back to our country. We also talked about Natura 2000 and how, unlike nature and national parks, in Natura 2000 areas human activity is not only not prohibited, but also recommended! During their visit, the young athletes of Svilengrad also learned about the rich biological diversity of the Sakar Protected Area, on which territory they are currently located. And since the sport is healthy, the visit was in line with this year's focus of the celebrations - the benefits that Natura 2000 brings to people, including health!

In addition, three more events were marked by our team in connection with the celebrations of Natura 2000 Day.

In the days before May 21st, we participated in the White Stork Festival in the village of Belozem and the festival 'Bulgarian Seed' in Sevlievo, on May 22nd, we were part of the event 'Natura 2000 and friends' in Stara Zagora, and shortly before the students from Svilengrad's Primary School 'Ivan Vazov' visited the Centre in Sakar. The information campaigns we organized as part of these celebrations drew the attention of guests and residents, both to Natura 2000 sites and to the benefits that nature brings to people and the planet, including those related to health.