Become a modern day explorer! Join Kartali Nature Camp 2018

11 April 2018

For a third consecutive year we invite you to join the Kartali 2018 Nature Conservation Camp. The camp is organized within the frames of the project “Conservation of Black and Griffon Vultures in the Rhodopes”.

The Black Vultures Nature Camp, called Kartali 2016 Camp (Bulgarian word for black vulture will take from 11 to 16 of May in the Studen Kladenets nature reserve in the Rhodope Mountains rewilding area. The 5-day long camp will gather more than 50 students and nature lovers from all over Bulgaria. The Kartali Nature Conservation Camp is held in close proximity to Griffon Vultures. And it is quite natural to pay special attention to the hosts – the Griffon vultures colony. The area also holds a very dense population of fallow deer and wolves, tortoises and rare plant species.

For the first time, the participants in the nature conservation camp will attend the release of Egyptian vultures from a special adaptation aviary, thus marking the Day of Migrating Birds – 13 May. Another exciting experience during the camp will be the demonstration of the anti-poison dog unit.

This year, the organizers from BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria prepared a programme that included a variety of activities during the dayincluding kayaking, horse riding , visiting nature and cultural landmarks, and presentations and discussions during the evening on rewilding and related topics.

What else to expect:

  • Bird capture and ringin;
  • Turtle shell marking;
  • Orchid exploration

How to apply:

Fill out the registration form by 5 May at the latest!

All participants pay participation fee of BGN 35 for organization of additional events for the camp. Members of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds will pay 25 leva.

Approved participants will receive a confirmation email by May 7, 2018.

The event is suitable for students of biological sciences and nature lovers who want to learn more about exploring and preserving it. Places are limited. The event will be attended by up to 50 people, with the students and participants taking part in the entire Kartali 2018 season with priority.

If you need more information, please contact

Practical information:

Every participant should:

  • provide for himself/herself camping gear-  tent, sleeping bag and scarf;
  • provide for food utensils  – dish, bowl, knife, fork, spoon, etc .;
  • cover their travel expenses to the camp and vice versa;
  • participants should be over! Minors could take part in the camp only with an adult companion and a parent statement;
  • The food is provided by the organizers from the first day of the evening until the sixth day in the morning;

Last but not least – bring your eagerness to learn, enthusiasm and good mood!

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