Bulgarians and Norwegians continue the common work for successful management of the Strandja Nature Park
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF) continues the series of seminars and training for local people and institutions in the region of Strandja. After the successful seminar held in September for local entrepreneurs in the village of Brushlyan, on 14 and 15 October 2010 in Atagen Hotel in Burgas will be the next seminar: Collaborative management and conflict resolution in Strandja Naturel Park. Representatives of most important institutions related to Strandja will participate - Nature Park Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Waters, Municipality of Tsarevo and Malko Turnovo, Regional Directorate of Forest - Burgas, RIEW - Burgas, Regional Administration Burgas, State Forestries in Tsarevo, Malko Tarnovo, Zvezdets and State hunting Gramatikovo. Most of these representatives took part in one of the study trips to Norway, organized by BBF in June.
Seminars and trainings are part of the BBF Project: Cooperation for biodiversity conservation and sustainable local development in Strandja Mountain implemented with the financial support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.
The seminar programme includes lectures and discussions on two main themes - Collaborative management of protected areas and conflict resolution. The mechanisms for preventing and mitigating conflicts will be discussed in details, as well as the experience of Central Balkan National Park or how to resolve conflicts in Bulgarian conditions. Special attention will be given to opportunities for collaborative management in the Strandja and a successful experience from Norway will be shared.
Lecturers will be Bjorn-Arne Naess from the Directorate of Nature Management, Norway, Nela Rachevitz, Director of the Directorate of Central Balkan National Park and Plamen Dimitrov, Chairman of the Society of Psychologists in Bulgaria.