TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA
UNKNOWN SOUTHERN LAND in Buenos Aires
The exhibition was opened by the Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute prof. Christo Pimpirev, Ambassador of Bulgaria in Argentina HE Andrey Tehov and Dr. Mariano Memoli from the Argentine Antarctic Institute.
Among the official guests were captain Marcelo Tarapov, logistics manager of the Argentine Navy, HE Guillermo Asrak, a longtime ambassador of Argentina in Bulgaria, Dr. Manfred Reynke, Executive Secretary of the Antarctic Treaty, Gergana Lapteva - project coordinator and deputy Irena Sokolova and other members of the group the pole Bulgarian traveling to Livingston Island.
Organizers of the event were Mrs. Deiana Alcheh and Nestor Magarinos, from the Union of Architecture and Urban Planning, longtime collaborators of the Bulgarian polar program.
The project is implemented within the framework of celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Madrid Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, 25th Anniversary Antarctic Expedition.
TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA is a project of the program ECOANTAR of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute. It aims by tracing the history of cartography in Antarctica from the XV century until today to make available the most interesting cards, paying special attention to the Bulgarian contribution and to draw public attention to the last still fresh and less affected by human activity continent, but also to call for protection of its unique flora and fauna.
After the official opening of the exhibition Aksinia Ivanova and Ivan Tsankov by the Association of Bulgarians in Argentina handed prof. Pimpirev medal for contribution to development of relations between Bulgaria and Argentina.