Creating a herbarium of forest herbs, ferns and mosses





YMDRAB implemented a youth activity for creation of herbarium of forest herbs, ferns and mosses under project “For everyone saved a tree (FOREST)”. 25 young people from Botevgrad, 25 young people from Nis as well as 6 experts from Bulgaria and Serbia participated in the activity. The actions took place simultaneously in both countries, in Etropole and Niska Banja, from 25th to 27th September 2020.

On the first day, a joint webinar was held, in which Bulgarian and Serbian forest scientists introduced the young people to the most widespread forest herbs, ferns and mosses in the cross-border area between the two countries. The next day, the Bulgarian youngsters together with scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University visited the forest park "Heavenly Pastures" in the village of Osikovitsa and the forest eco-trail near to the Etropole Monastery. In the beautiful oak and beech forests, they collected materials from 75 different forest herbs, ferns and mosses. On the third day, the young people and experts determined the type of plants collected, their scientific names and made herbariums from them.

Every day, the Bulgarian and Serbian participants had joint online sessions, during which they exchanged information about what they had done in the past day, as well as interesting information about their hometowns, traditions and culture. Bulgarian and Serbian herbariums will be collected and exhibitions of the joint herbarium will take place in both countries. This activity aims to draw public and especially youth attention to the importance of protecting forests and natural resources.

Project “For everyone saved a tree (FOREST)” №CB007.2.32.170 is co-funded by EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Serbia Programme.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Serbia Programme, CCI No 2014TC16I5CB007. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of YMDRAB and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme.


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Project “The magic to communicate” №2015-1-BG01-KA105-013472 has been funded with support from the “Erasmus+” Programme of the European Commission, administered in Bulgaria by “Human Resource Development Center”. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission, “Erasmus+” Programme or the HRDC cannot be held responsible for any of the contain or its use.

Project “Stronger Together: Youth Collaboration for interreligious solidarity” № 6471.2.PA.2015 is implemented with the support of the European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation cannot be held responsible for any of the contain or its use.

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