MES initiated its educational caravan in Western Macedonia as part of the Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme. The educational caravan visited the villages of Vejce and Shipkovica, on Shar Mountain, and the village of Vrbjani, in Mavrovo. The challenge of teaching in Albanian and Macedonian was overcome by including PPNEA, our partner organisation from Albania.

The MES team cooperated with more than 20 teachers and around 400 children. Through the educational package, children had the chance to learn something more about the lynx ecology and biology, and also about the method of conducting field work, so that later on they may reproduce what they had learnt through game and problem solving.

The team is especially grateful for the generous support provided by schools, teachers and the locals.

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