One of the six eagle models - the Short-toed eagle, part of the art installation of the “Life for the Eagles in Bulgaria“ campaign, can now be seen only at the Faculty of Biology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”. After visiting Plovdiv, Burgas and Sofia, the eagles from the art installation will be donated to various centers, museums, and etc. in Bulgaria.
The art installation includes six species of real eagles, which are endangered 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. The artist Lyubka Marinkova has made the models, which represent the six real-sized eagles, and look alive, but they are actually made of metal and paper coated with paint and varnish.
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.
The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds also announced a photo competition entitled “Following the Eagle”.
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.