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The „Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes“ Visits Blagoevgrad

“The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" – the exposition that enjoyed a great interest in Sofia and in Kardzhali in April and May - is visiting now Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria. The first day when the inhabitants and guests of the town can see it in front of the Regional Historical Museum is symbolic: June 5th is the World Environment Day. The exhibition will stay in Blagoevgrad  two weeks - till June 20th.

“The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" presents 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 wild world of the Eastern Rhodopes” is organized by New Thracian Gold – Bulgaria Foundation in cooperation with Crossbill Guides Foundation and Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation with the media partnership of Vesti.bg.

Later on, the expo will be exhibited in other towns in District Blagoevgrad before it goes to Plovdiv, Burgas, Kaliakra, etc.

See here several of the expo photos in Dnevnik.bg and herephoto gallery in Vesti.bg

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