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International Vulture Day in Madzharovo

On 7 September 2013, more than one hundred people visited Nature Conservation center “Eastern Rhodopes” to celebrate the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). The interest of kids and their parents was aroused by the free film screenings and lectures which presented the life of vultures, threats they face and the undertaken conservation efforts. Kids made drawings of their favorite vulture species and receiving many presents.

The most memorable moment for the visitors was when they saw for the first time the silhouettes of the Griffon and Egyptian vultures flying above the rocky edges of the Arda river valley. They charmed the curious visitors not only with their impressive size, but also with their flight abilities and magnificent presence. At the end of the day, people left with the promise to come back again next year with their friends and relatives. The nature of Madzharovo and vultures have touched everyone’s heart. Among the numerous wishes in the guest book of the center one young environmentalist wrote “I wish that there will be more vultures in Bulgaria in future”! We join this wish!

The celebration of the Vulture day was organised within the project “Promoting the Nature Information and Conservation Center in Madzharovo and increasing awareness of the wildlife heritage in the Eastern Rhodopes” with the support of New Thracian Gold project in collaboration with the project “The Return of the Neophron” (LIFE 10 NAT/BG/000152).

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