Trek to a burned forest

Ten students from Bachevo, from 7 to 9 years old, have made the Saturday 18th of March a trek to a burned forest. A huge area from the National park Pirin near our city was destroyed in 2003 . Four  people made the fire from 4 different places. It was connected with the plans of one group of people, very rich then and presently very poor, to destroyed the area and to build there a big hotel complex with many houses for rich people from Europe and Asia. The fight with the fire took more than 5 days and nights.

The army was there, firefighters, citizens of Razlog… A military helicopters-too, but there was one big helicopter with equipment for firefighting. It fell down in the fire with 4 people aboard. These brave men died in the fire. Nowadays there is a big monument. Bulgarian students  went there to put flowers

 it was interesting for children to see some wolfs’ footprints, deers’ footprints and rabits’ footprints too. The guide , Mr Damianov told what can he “read” from them and the students were very excited.

It was a really interesting activity to improve the awareness about the importance of the Bulgarian forests and know the dangers are threatened them

YOU CAN SEE THE INFORMATION IN BULGARIAN NEWS

Малки природозащитници и изследователи почетоха паметта на загиналите, през 2003, в пожара на Бетоловото, огнеборци

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