Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation
Ornithology Spanish Society
Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO)
CoraNE (Associação de Desenvolvimento dos Concelhos da Raia Nordestina)
Start: 01-11-2019 End: 30-04-2022
Duration - 24 months (prolonged)
Lead partner: IRMA SL- Instituto de Restauración y Medio Ambiente, Spain
The overall purpose of EuroBird project is to encourage birdwatching as a tool for nature conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity hotspots within the NATURA 2000 network.
The birdwatching tourism is an entertainment activity, during which the tourists travel to biodiversity rich destinations in order to explore and observe bird species in their natural environment.
The birdwatching tourism gains more and more popularity among different European regions as it provides new job opportunities for the local communities.
This tendency has the potential to be used in countries as Bulgaria, where the birdwatching tourism is still innovative and sustainable business opportunities.
The Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation is part of the Eurobird project, under the Erasmus+ programme, together with partners from Spain, Check Republic and Portugal. The project team develops new educational methods that enable learners to gain knowledge on how to create attractive birdwatching experiences.
At the present moment there is not a certification process for qualified birdwatching guides in Europe. Everyone who is interested in this topic can visit the project website: https://sites.google.com/view/eurobirdproject/, the related pages in the social networks Twitter https://twitter.com/eurobirderasmus and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Eurobirdproject-234779394511554 , or to use the project intellectual products:
MANUAL AND DIDACTIC GUIDE: ORNITHOLOGICAL TOURISM IN THE NATURA 2000
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES (OER) - EUROBIRD PROJECT
E-LEARNING COURSE - EUROBIRD PROJECT
CURRICULAR DESIGN OF THE TWO COMPETENCE UNITS IN ORNITHOLOGICAL TOURISM IN THE NATURA 2000 NETWORK
CU1: Interpreting the natural heritage associated with visitors of bird life of the Natura 2000 Network.
CU2: Providing escort services to tourists and visitors and designing ornithological itineraries.
Jul 19, 2022