Steering Committee Meeting of the BioLearn project

In the period 22-24.11.2021 in Burgas the team of NGO “Green Balkans – Stara Zagora” hosted a Steering Committee Meeting of the project “Eco-Conscious Minds to Stop Pollution in the Valuable Wetlands of Black Sea Basin” BioLearn BSB142, funded by Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.Continue reading

The 3D models of dolphins as guests of the Pomorie Lake Visitor Center

From December 3 Green Balkans presents an interactive exhibition at the Pomorie Lake Visitor Cente addressing the problem of waste pollution in the Black Sea, as well as in wetlands, especially in Pomorie Lake. Research conducted in 2020 in this wetland confirms the general trend that the largest share of waste is artificial polymeric materials.Continue reading

The Green Balkans’ interactive exhibition is exposed at the PlanetUm Burgas Science Center

During the Green Weekend in Burgas on October 1-3 Green Balkans presented the interactive exhibition addressing the problem of pollution of the Black Sea with waste at PlanetUm. The exhibition could be seen there til the end of the month! Planetum was specially chosen as modern science center for young and old discoverers, thirsty for knowledge, in which through a meeting with science, in a fun and exciting way, children and parents build new knowledge and skills.Continue reading

Participation in “The Future of the Sea” seminar

On May 20th, representatives of Green Balkans participated in a seminar entitled “The Future of the Sea” in Burgas. It was organized by the Via Pontica Foundation as part of the European Maritime Day 2021 in Bulgaria and the project “Innovative techniques and methods for Reduction of Marine Waste in the Coastal Areas of the Black Sea “- BSB552” RedMarLitter “, implemented under the Black Sea Basin Program 2014-2020Continue reading

Children’s Drawing Contest ‘I protect biodiversity from pollution’

Green Balkans together with Community Centre “Prosveta-1888”, Pomorie organizes a contest for children’s drawings “I protect biodiversity from pollution”, with an emphasis on Pomorie Lake and other wetlands in the Burgas region – lakes, swamps. The contest is organized in the framework of the project “Eco-Conscious Minds to Stop Pollution in the Valuable Wetlands of Black Sea Basin”, BSB142 BioLearn, funded by the Operational Program for Cross-Border Cooperation under its European Neighbourhood Instrument “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020”, performed by Green Balkans NGO – Stara Zagora.Continue reading

Clean-up of the Pomorie Lake sand spit

In the past weekend large scale clean-up of the sand spit separating Pomorie Lake from the Black Sea was made. The area is part of Pomorie Lake protected site, two NATURA 2000 sites – Pomorie SCI and Pomoriysko ezero SPA, and Ramsar site Pomorie Wetland Complex. With a length of 6 km this strip is one of the longest beaches along our Black Sea coast while at the same time it preserves some of the most representative sand dunes with the typical specific vegetation. The initiative was organized by project “Beach guide” whose aim is to create guide for beaches including 1200 sites along Bulgarian Black Sea coast and was in partnership with “Citizens for Pomorie” association, Pomorie Munisipality and group for civil sympathy “AZZA”.

Green Balkans representative participated in the initiative and delivered a lecture about the specific dune vegetation of the site. The participants had the opportunity to learn which are protected plant species and which plant is the symbol of Pomorie Lake – Trachomitum venetum whose largest location in our country is exactly at the site. Provisional results from the performed mapping of litter distribution and quantities at Pomorie Lake within BSB142 BioLEARN project were shortly presented and the plans for meeting with stakeholders for discussion of developed report.

The clean-up complements the already traditional campaigns organized in past two years by “Citizens for Pomorie” association for cleaning of saline lagoon banks and clearly shows the position of the civil organizations on the problem with wetlands’ pollution with litter.

Начална среща на проект BioLearn

Зелени Балкани участва в международен проект за опазване на влажните зони от замърсяване
Инициативата се финансира по Съвместна оперативна програма Черноморски басейн 2014 – 2020 на Европейския Съюз.Continue reading