Boosting rewilding activities through strengthened communications, the new site will showcase the rewilding activities of the Rewilding Rhodopes team to a regional and global audience.
Rewilding enthusiasts and nature lovers in Bulgaria and farther afield can now get even closer to the work of the Rewilding Rhodopes team with the launch of the new Rewilding Rhodopes website. Showcasing the work of the team, as well as information and stunning photography related to some of the area’s most iconic species, the multilingual site will hopefully educate and inspire a regional and international audience.
‘We are thrilled to launch this great looking site and encourage even more people to engage with and follow our work through it,” says Rewilding Rhodopes team member Stefan Avramov.
This is the first regional website within the Rewilding Europe network of eight rewilding areas, which currently stretch all the way from Swedish Lapland to Romania’s Danube Delta. Providing information in English, Bulgarian and Greek, it will act as a central hub, presenting rewilding-related information on one of Europe’s last wilderness and biodiversity hotspots – the magnificent Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria.
The new site will hopefully motivate more people to become actively involved in rewilding and contribute directly to species conservation. The mobile-optimised platform will give users access to information on wild nature, reserves, events, species and habitats, and enable them to identify wildlife on the go. It will be regularly updated with new material, including the work of Europe’s finest wildlife photographers, documentary makers, conservationists, writers and bloggers, as well as the efforts of team members, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
Regarding the LIFE Vultures project, the Rewilding Rhodopes team will use the site to share news, publications and interesting stories. One particular highlight will be the live vulture tracker, presenting the flight paths of tagged vultures in (almost) real time. Viewers will have the chance to become more familiar with the specific feeding habits and food preferences of the birds, and view “Time for Lunch”, a short yet diverting documentary video produced as part of the LIFE Vultures project.