Moto Pfohe’s 2013 Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme For Protection of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria
At a ceremony which took place on 3 December 2013 in the National Museum of History the owner of MOTO PFOHE GROUP Mr Philip Pfohe awarded the winning projects in MOTO PFOHE’s 2013 Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme for Protection of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria. This year, the panel of judges reviewed projects authored by 65 nominees and selected three winners.
For the first time after 17 years the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) again scooped thе grand prize in Moto Pfohe’s contest. “The Fellowship of the Eagle” is the big winner in the 2013 Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme. The project works in two directions: it develops the groups of protectors by involving them in direct environmental conservation activities and enhances public support for the Imperial Eagle by promoting sustainable local livelihood through research on the food of the species, development of ecotourism and monitoring of the project activities results.
The first of the two encouragement awards went to the Bulgarian Mothers’ Movement Foundation for its El Paso project – hippotherapy applied to children from the village of Doganovo – creation of a bio garden and a book of ranch herbs. The project’s goal is to introduce children from the Care Facility for Children Deprived of Parental Care in the village of Doganovo to the farm life, to teach them how to breed and take care of farm animals, to love nature and know more about it. For over two years now 7 children from the care facility have been visiting the ranch twice a month learning to take care of the animals and plants, to grow vegetables, pick herbs and ride horses by participating in hippotherapy activities.
The second encouragement award is for the protection of the cultural heritage of our country.
“The Garden of Symbolism” project, developed by the National Museum of Literature, creates an ecological centre – a replay of an old city yard from the beginning of the 20th century – in order to turn the garden of the House-Museum of Bulgarian poet Hristo Smirnenski into a unique “literary park” where pupils, students and visitors will be introduced simultaneously to nature and the cultural heritage of Sofia in an interesting and original way.
For more detailed information about Moto Pfohe’s 2013 Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme, please visit the website www.motopfohe.bg