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The eagles of Bulgaria fly in the center of Plovdiv
13.07.2017

From 12th to 20th of July 2017 in Tsar Simeon's Garden in Plovdiv the eagles of Bulgaria can be observed in real size, thanks to the art installation of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and with the assistance of EP Yug. The art installation consists of six species of real eagles, which are rarely found in our country – the Imperial Eagle, the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the White-tailed Eagle, the Golden Eagle, the Booted Eagle and the Short-toed eagle.

On July 19 (Wednesday), from 17:00 to 20:00, all visitors to Tsar Simeon's Garden in Plovdiv will have the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the eagle and fly on its wings. BSPB also organizes a children's workshop for making Eagle's origami.

The art installation and the event are part of the campaign "Life for the Eagles in Bulgaria", organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB).

BSPB initiates a petition for establishing “National eagles’ day” in Bulgaria. The date chosen is 27th of June. The aim is to remind for the unreplaceable role of these birds in nature through information campaigns and educational initiatives. BSPB addresses this proposition to the Minister of agriculture, food and forestry and the Minister of environment and water.  You can support the petition here.

More information about the campaign can be found at www.orlite.bg.

The campaign “Life for the Eagles in Bulgaria” is organized within the projects “The Eagle’s Forests”, “Life for Safe Grid” and “Land for Life”, funded by the EU's LIFE Program and supported by the Executive Forests Agency. The campaign is organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LIFE Program, the Habitats Directive and Natura 2000.

The eagles of Bulgaria fly in the center of Plovdiv
Photo: Dimitar Gradinarov