The "Call - in support of endangered species in the Rhodopes" campaign perpetuates the natural sounds of the region. Every streaming of a specially created audio album will become a financial donation to the activities of the Wilder Rhodope Foundation.
If the Rhodopes could talk, they would tell that:
About 400 species of plants and 87 species of animals in Bulgaria are on the verge of extinction, according to the latest data of the Red Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. Species such as the bearded vulture, monk seal and lynx have long since been wiped out from the local fauna. A large number of these majestic animals, with key ecological roles, find a home in the Rhodopes.
“Animals cannot speak. They disappear quietly. In contrast to them, we, the people, can declare a position", under this title the social campaign "Call - in support of endangered species in the Rhodopes" was launched.The initiative aims to direct public interest to the problem and help solve it, sending a call for help through the most universal language - music.
The natural sounds of the Rhodopes come to life through the specially created audio album "Priziv", combining atmospheric "ambient" music and the "voice" of the Rhodope region and its inhabitants. The compilation was produced and recorded by the musician Angel Simitchiev and contains eight thematic works that weave characteristic sounds from the wild and picturesque nature of this region.
Starting today, the album is streaming on YouTube, and anyone who wants to support the cause can do so by listening here. It is also expected to be released soon on the popular streaming platform Spotify. For its part, the organizer will donate funds to support the activities of the Wilder Rhodope Foundation - an organization that takes care of preserving the natural appearance of the Rhodopes, not only protecting endangered species, but also working to restore the populations of already extinct ones.
Donations will be made in 5 stages, based on the number of listens, which will be counted by a real-time counter on the official page of the campaign. The funds will be used to care for and support the activities of the foundation for restoring the population of endangered species in the Rhodopes.
"Such an activity is extremely important for the restoration of the main ecological processes in the Rhodopes and the development of a new green economy in the area", says Savina Palikareva.
“Deriving from the soul of the Rhodope Mountains, we carry the love for nature within us – the ennobling of the area and the protection of its inhabitants has been a personal mission for us for years. With this initiative, we hope to take a significant step in making it a public one," the organizers also say.
Since its existence, the activities of the Wilder Rhodope Foundation have created a significant change in solving the problem of endangered animal species in the area.It is thanks to their dedicated practice that the populations of species such as European vultures and red deer in our country are gradually recovering.
“The process of recovery of animal species in the Rhodopes is slow, but not irreversible. That is why we believe that the support we will receive has an important role in returning the wild appearance of the Rhodope Mountains and preserving the main ecological processes in the region," the Wilder Rhodope Foundation adds.