Pelican Way Of LIFE: Highlights 2023

December 30, 2023  |  News

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the triumphs and challenges that the European Dalmatian pelican population encountered in 2023. Being a symbol of thriving and interconnected wetlands in Europe, this keystone species remains reliant on dedicated conservation efforts.

New breeding platform for pelicans in Persina Nature Park

December 27, 2023  |  News

In a strategic move, Persina Nature Park has initiated the construction of a new nesting platform for Dalmatian pelicans in Peschina marsh on Persin Island. The decision follows the destruction of two existing platforms during autumn, attributed to adverse weather conditions.

Educational workshops on the world of birds were conducted in Romania

December 21, 2023  |  News

In November, the team from the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) visited schools in Giurgiu and Turnu Măgurele, delivering engaging sessions on birds, with a focus on the Dalmatian pelican. Nature education forms an important component of the Pelican Way of LIFE initiative.

Danube expedition: Monitoring pelicans and bridging connections with local communities

November 20, 2023  |  News

In early July 2023, a team from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) organized a boat expedition along the Danube River to monitor the populations of rare bird species, including the iconic Dalmatian Pelican. This year’s goal was also to raise awareness among local communities about the conservation of the species and the river, through events held at two nesting sites – Persina Nature Park and the Kalimok-Brushlen Protected Area.

Second nature conservation camp in the Persina Nature Park

September 26, 2023  |  News

The second volunteer conservation camp organized by the Directorate of the “Persina” Nature Park as part of the “Pelican Way of Life” initiative has successfully concluded. It was attended by students from the Erasmus+ project at “Dimcho Debelianov” High School in Belene.

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