The fifth campaign for prevention of crimes against nature

The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Executive Forestry Agency have started the campaign for prevention of crimes against nature "I guard the forests and eagles of Bulgaria" for the fifth year.

The campaign accepts nominations of both professionals and amateurs who have contributed to the prevention of crimes against nature. The aim is they to be encouraged and to be an example of the whole society with their active position and high professional standards. So far, 42 nominations have been received during the previous campaigns.

Examples of crimes against nature are the illegal capture of animals from wildlife and their keeping in captivity, plundering of nests, eggs, traffick and trade of protected species, use of illegal methods of bait, poaching, illegal tamperingng  of forest areas etc.

Many of the crimes against nature, however, remain out of the public eye as well as the people who contributed to their prevention, and the consequences are the disappearance of globally threatened species, the destruction of parts of protected areas.

Anyone can nominate himself, a colleague or acquaintance in the campaign.

You can apply by filling out a nomination form. It is important to apply pictures, correspondence with institutions, documents, showing the development of the case, as they confirm the actions taken by the applicant.

An independent jury of BSPB, EFA and media representatives will determine the winners of the campaign in two categories - Professionals and Lovers, at the end of the year. The awarding will take place at a special ceremony at the end of the year.

All stories will be posted on the project website and facebook to reach more people.

Nominations are sent to: kampania@eagleforests.org till 30.04.2018.

The campaign is organized by the Executive Forestry Agency and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and is carried out within the framework of the project "Protection of Key Forest Habitats of the Little Spotted Eagle in Bulgaria", funded by the LIFE + Program of the European Union.