The students of Thrace take action for one more year

20.06.2017
Activities with students from Soufli (WWF/E. Kret)

160 students and 8 teachers of schools in Thrace joined their voice with ours to protect the Egyptian vulture, the smallest and most threatened species of Europe, as only 5 pairs are left in Greece while during the last thirty years the half of the European population has been disappeared.
For the fifth continuous year WWF Greece - Dadia team collaborated with the two Environmental Centers of Soufli and Maronia and the 5 schools - Soufli high school, Tychero high school and primary school, Sapes primary school and Iasmos high school. All together we planned and implemented activities aiming to inform and sensitize students and local people towards the illegal use of poisoned baits that threaten the rare vultures.
During March-May, the 160 students have been informed about the species and its threats within specific presentations and videos and then they have participated in experiential activities aiming to the better understanding of the negative impact of poisoning on wildlife and specifically on Egyptian vulture. This experience helped the students to prepare informative material such as messages, leaflets, questionnaires and placards which have been shared to local people during outdoor activities in central places of their villages.
In addition, in April, the students replaced the ruined or lost wooden signboards that they had drawn and placed in 2014 along forest roads in the farme of the educative activities of that year.


We thank all the teachers and students for their active participation and their continuous efforts to inform local people about the importance of their adopted Egyptian Vulture pairs.

Games with students from Soufli (WWF/E. Kret)
Students from Soufli imitate the work of Kiko (WWF/M.Becker)
Students of Soufli in open market (WWF/R.Karampatsa)
Students of Soufli in open market (WWF/R.Karampatsa)
Students of Tychero in the open market (WWF/G.Azoridis)
Messages hunged in Tychero center (WWF/G.Azoridis)
Students from Tychero share informative leaflet prepared by them (WWF/C.Zayas)
Students from Iasmos share their own informative leaflet in the open market (WWF/M.Becker)
Students from Iasmos share their own informative leaflet in the open market (WWF/E.Vazaiou)
Install the new signboards in Kompsatos (WWF/D.Skartsi)
Install the new signboards in Kompsatos (WWF/D.Skartsi)
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Useful information
The traveling exhibition and the photo exhibition for the Egyptian vulture are in the Nature Conservation Center "Eastern Rhodopes"

The traveling exhibition and the photo exhibition for the Egyptian vulture are in the Nature Conservation Center

Bad news for Egyptian vultures in Spain

Bad news for Egyptian vultures in Spain