Green Balkans took part in a round table –“The Maritza river connects us”, organized by Historical Museum Svilengrad

Oct. 06, 2020
The event was part of the activities dedicated on Svilengrad Day on 5th October. 

The round table - The Maritza river connects us - was as held on 1st October, 2020 in the council library hall in Svilengrad. In the initiative took part representatives from the municipality management and administration, historians, public figures, tutors, non-governmental organizations, town citizens, visitors to Svilengrad. The discussions, dedicated on the biggest river in the inner part of Bulgaria, focused on the Maritza river’s role that played for Svilengrad development in the last centuries. A special accent was made about the old stone bridge that crossed the river in Svilengrad, also famous as Mustafa Pasha Bridge. Green Balkans presented the biodiversity, the protected zones of NATURA 2000 and the European Green Belt that fall in the river valley.
Of course, the team told about the rare bird Lesser Kestrel as well, whereas for its conservation Green Balkans worked in Svilengrad region, as a part of the project “Life for Lesser Kestrel” LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 that would be fulfilled with the great support from Program LIFE of EC.

For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev,
Project Manager “Life for Lesser Kestrel“LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017
Tel. +359 885 609 289, e-mail:

Photos: Historical Museum Svilengrad and Green Balkans