The film “Life for the Egyptian vulture – international collaboration”, created within the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron”, won the second prize in the Environmental Film Festival of Albania (EFFA). EFFA is organized by the Albanian Ministry of Environment and the Delegation of the European Union to Albania, in collaboration with Embassies and NGOs’ partners in the country.
The film is dedicated to the importance of the international collaboration for the conservation of this globally endangered species. Representatives of environmental organizations from all Balkan countries where the Egyptian vultures still occurs participate in the film: Bulgaria, Greece, FYROM, Albania and Turkey, as well as experts from the UK and Sudan – a key wintering area of the Balkan population.
According to EFFA the cinema has a key role in educating and raising awareness, at the same time as entertaining. The Environmental Film Festival Albania holds and defends the idea that the right to environment is a right for everyone, a common good that has a great relevance and importance for our daily life and for the planet we live in. Ecology, culture, economy, migrations, wars and social issues, among many others, are the essence of why this festival is created by aiming to share and exchange common and future concerns.
The Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds/BirdLife Bulgaria (BSPB) and the partners of the LIFE+ project express their gratitude to PPNEA for the great cooperation and support in the conservation and communication work in Albania.
The film highlights the role of vultures for the balance of ecosystems, the threats and the conservation activities and can be found here.