Excursion to a nature reserve for the journalists

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The organisers of the Birdeurovision and Eurovision Song Contests offer to the foreign journalists, who come here to report on the Contests, an opportunity to go on an excursion to the Matsalu Nature Reserve and see thousands of birds.

“Matsalu Nature Reserve is a bird sanctuary of European importance, where birds migrating through Estonia stop,” said Urmo Lehtveer, the Project Manager of Birdeurovision and the representative of the Estonian Nature Fund.

In the words of Lehtveer, the time of the excursion will be the time when migration is coming to an end and, for example, there should be about 10,000 brents in Matsalu.
The journalists will be shown how, for the welfare of the birds, big pasture lands are taken care of by grazing Scottish Highland cattle there, he stated.

The media representatives are taken on a boat trip and the trip is intended for 30 journalists. Lehtveer said that it would be possible to make more trips but that would need extra money. He added that he was amazed at the lack of interest from the Environmental Ministry and the Agricultural Ministry in financing this idea.

In the words of Lehtveer, a large part of the money meant for the conservation of Estonian nature comes from abroad.

The excursion for foreign journalists should take place on 23 May.

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