Pirin Mountain under threat by logging and construction
Pirin Mountain is a natural UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Bulgaria’s three national parks; it includes several Natura 2000 Protected Areas. Here grows Baykushevata Mura, a tree from the rare Bosnian Pine species. It is estimated to be over 1 300 years old, making it Bulgaria’s oldest coniferous tree, and one of the oldest trees in the world. Pirin Mountain provides a home for golden eagles, capercaillies, brown bears, short-toed eagles, pygmy owls, three-toed woodpeckers… a total of 294 rare species, 176 relict species, and 15 species included in the European conventions of endangered species. Pirin will take your breath away with 186 crystal-clear glacial lakes, pristine natural sites and forests untouched by humans.
A new management plan threatens to expand the area of permitted construction 14 times. About 60% of the territory of Pirin National Park will be legally open for logging. At present logging within its boundaries is strictly prohibited.
Pirin’s nature is a treasure that we need to preserve. Send a letter to the Prime Minister of Bulgaria and ask him to intervene and to stop Pirin’s destruction.
Idea and client
- concept – Martina Popova
- copywriting – Alexander ‘Sancho’ Marinov
- release date: November 2016
- filming format: 2K
- screening formats: HD, HDV, BD, DVD
- picture: colour, 1.78:1
- sound: stereo 2.0
- runtime: 2 min
- original language: Bulgarian
- subtitles: English, Bulgarian, German, Spanish, French, Greek, Dutch, Russian
- website: monoco.eu/savepirin