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Exhibition The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes

26 photos in an outdoor exhibition in Crystal Garden in Sofia from 24 April to 8 May demonstrate the unique nature and biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes. The exhibition is organized by New Thracian Gold – Bulgaria Foundation.

In “The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" photo expo visitors can see images of breathtaking landscapes, wonderful mammals, rare birds and reptiles, beautiful flowers and elusive insects. One of the highlights is the picture of wild horses Tarpans which were resettled again in the Eastern Rhodopes in 2011 by New Thracian Gold project.

The nature of the Eastern Rhodopes is one the richest and best preserved in Europe: its flora includes 1962 plant and its fauna 4329 animal species. Eight famous Natura 2000 sites cover the best nature hotspots in the Eastern Rhodopes. This region is the only breeding location for the Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria and the most important breeding area for the globally threatened Egyptian vulture in the Balkan peninsula. The area is one of the best strongholds for the wolf, jackal and the otter in Bulgaria. The Brown Bear started to recolonize the mountain in recent years. The  intention of the exhibition is to show the beauty of those wild wonders to a wide audience, to bring nature into people’s heart.

A selection of the photos in the exhibition is included in the recently released Crossbill Guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes for nature lovers, birdwatchers and eco-tourists. 

The exhibition is included in the Orange Bike Tour on 26 April in Sofia. This is the end point of the tour organized for first time in the Bulgarian capital.

“The wild world of the Eastern Rhodopes” is organized in cooperation with Crossbill Guides Foundation and Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation with the media partnership of Vesti.bg. The exhibition supports the initiative Sofia – European Capital of Culture 2019.

After Sofia “The wild world of the Eastern Rhodopes” expo will be exhibited in the Regional Historical Museum in Kardzhali (17 – 31 May) and later on in Plovdiv, Burgas, Blagoevgrad, Bansko, Kaliakra and etc.

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