Youngsters created sculptures of Egyptian vultures for the World Migratory Bird Day

14.05.2013
WMBD 2013 / Studen kladenets dam

On 11 May we celebrated the World Migratory Bird Day by creating art installations at two locations where the Egyptian vulture still can be seen. In Provadia and on the nature conservation and education camp Kartali, held near Kardzhali, young people have made sculptures of the rare bird. The events took place within the project LIFE + "The Return of the Neophron".

On the “Studen kladenets” dam students, volunteers and employees of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) competed in the elaboration of the most original totem of Egyptian vulture. The emblematic birds were made from natural materials found in nature - felled trees, grass, charcoal, etc.

Meanwhile, in the center of Provadia students from local schools created a model of the Egyptian vulture of paper at actual size. The organizer of the event is Mejnun Ademov - volunteer of BSPB and teacher in Biology in the local high school of agronomy.

With the creation of sculptures, the residents of Provadia joined the huge international community to commemorate the World Migratory Bird Day. More than 336 events in 85 countries held in the world to celebrate the day.

From 13 to 23 May the traveling exhibition "The Return of the Neophron" will take place in the local high school of agronomy. The exhibition tells - in beautiful photographs and short texts, about the biology of the species, threats and measures to be taken for the project to prevent the extinction of this useful bird

Launched in 2006 – World Migratory Bird Day is an annually raising campaign aiming to inspire the worldwide conservation of both migratory birds and their environments. The campaign is organized by two international wildlife treaties administrated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)q and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). World Migratory Bird Day is also supported by a growing number of partners.
The survival of the migratory birds depends on the availability of well-connected networks of habitats along their migration routes. The theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day “Networking for migratory birds” aims to emphasize both ecological networks, as well as networks between organizations and individuals and their mutual importance for the long-term conservation of migratory birds.
The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds within the project “The Return of the Neophron” commemorates the Day by organizing interesting events in different project sites in Bulgaria where the Egyptian Vultures still can be seen.

BD 2013 / Studen kladenets dam
BD 2013 / Studen kladenets dam
BD 2013 / Studen kladenets dam
WMBD 2013 / Provadia
WMBD 2013 / Provadia
WMBD 2013 / Provadia
WMBD 2013 / Provadia
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The breeding performance of the Egyptian Vulture population in Bulgaria is among the highest in Europe

The breeding performance of the Egyptian Vulture population in Bulgaria is among the highest in Europe