The ecological activity “Birds are our friends” was held on the occasion of International Birds Day, which is intended to draw the attention of all people to the problem of extinction of many species of birds and the preservation of our feathered friends. The event was actively attended by local schoolchildren, as well as younger children of IDPs who temporarily live in the buildings of Synevir National Nature Park. The event was conducted by Lyubov Hrechyn, a specialist in the Environmental Education Department at the Synevyr National Nature Park.
She acquainted the audience with the specialties and characteristics of birds, which are seen in almost every corner of the environment. There are more than 85,000 species, in Ukraine – 358, and in the Synevyr National Nature Park – 140 species, of which 19 are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine. Young nature lovers have heard many interesting facts and secrets about birds from the personal observations of park experts and learned about the customs and traditions associated with the bird world, also about the diversity of the bird world: big and small birds, vegetarians and carnivores, and those that inhabit the natural areas of Ukraine, including the territory of Synevyr National Nature Park. They listened with great enthusiasm to the story that the forest has its own music – of course, bird sounds. The children also focused on the fact that birds bring great benefits to people and play an important role in nature because they destroy insects, rodents, and other enemies of plants, which contributes to increasing crop yields. Finally, we encouraged everyone to treat birds with love and care, because they not only benefit but also fill our lives with positive emotions.
The event was held in cooperation with the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF, led by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband, NABU International), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IRCEF