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Sep. 07, 2006
BBF Board meeting
The next meeting #11 of the BBF Board will take place at the office of BBF on 25th of September at 11 a.m. The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Rumiana Stoilova. The provisional agenda of the meeting is at follows:
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1st European Congress of Conservation Biology
Aug. 30, 2006
1st European Congress of Conservation Biology
The interest shown in this event (22-26 August 2006 – Eger, Hungary) confirms the view that such a meeting is long overdue. With world-leading plenary speakers, over 850 abstracts submitted, 17 symposia and a good range of workshops and training sessions, the Congress promises to be one of the largest-ever gatherings of conservation biologists. But it is more than just a scientific meeting.
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Aug. 23, 2006
Public hearing of the Action Plan for the Balkan Chamois

BBF invites you on the Public hearing of the Action Plan for the Balkan Chamois. We are waiting you on August 22nd in the hall of the Ministry of Environment and water (bul.Maria Luiza 22) at 10 a.m

Jul 31, 2006
STRANDJA HONEY FESTIVAL IN TZAREVO

Bee-honey cooperation “Strandja special honey” in cooperation with Municipality of Tzarevo, Association of the biology bee-keeping and Regional office for agricultural advices – Bourgas, organizing the Third international festival “Tzarevo – the kingdom of the Strandja honey”. The Festival is held under the patronage of the Mayor of Tzarevo and with the financial support of Biodiversity Foundation and GTZ.

The Festival will be organized from 1st to 6th August 2006. You are welcome to visit it and to try the unique Strandja special honey

Jul 24, 2006
BBF investigating the damages of the floods in Rhodopes

Three teams of different experts collect BBF to evaluate river ecosystems, damaged by the floods in Rhodope region. For 5 days, 12 experts – botanists, zoologists, etc. will analyze the relations between the size and the type of the damages, different habitats, infrastructure and management of the rivers. The studies of Chepelarska, Arda, Vurbitza will be implemented.   

New protected area will be announced in Kjustendil region
Jul 17, 2006
New protected area will be announced in Kjustendil region
BBF expert participated in the commission for the announcement of a new PA – “The valley of Bistritza river – Gurljan gorge”. The session of the commission was on July 14th with the participation of RIEW Sofia, MRD, MAF, Regional administration and Municipality of Kjustendil, mayors, NGOs.
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Jul 05, 2006
Cleaning of the Shabla beach

BBF supported the initiative of the Mayor of Ezeretz village - Mr. Nellko Jordanov for the cleaning of the beach as a part of the protected area “Shabl Lake”. On July 1st more than 60 volunteers participated in the campaign and collected 3 trailers with waste. The participants were local inhabitants, volunteers from NGOs. The Minister of the State administration – Mr. Nikolai Vasilev, who just visited the Residence in Shabla also took part in the action. The campaign was supported by local businessmen and presented by local and national media.

Jun 20, 2006
Biodiversity Emergency Fund
The total amount for the Emergency Fund for the year 2005 is 10000 BGN. Actions are going to be supported until the total amount is spent. The proposed actions should be feasible and cost effective. Ideal amounts will be from 150 till 1500 BGN but BBF will be flexible to consider higher costs depending on the priority of the action.
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Jun 11, 2006
GREEN BELT INITIATIVE
The opening of the borders between Eastern and Western Europe reveals that exactly the regions along the Iron Curtain have turned into especially valuable refuges for many threatened animal and plant species. In recognition of the uniqueness of these areas IUCN, the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and German non-governmental organisations launch the European Green Belt Initiative. It should contribute to the conservation of valuable natural sites along the borders and should stimulate their connectivity in an ecological network. The Balkan states join the initiative in 1999 when the concept of the Balkan Green Belt is conceived.
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Jun 05, 2006
World Environment Day - 5th June
This year the subject for the World Environment Day is Deserts and Desertification and the moto is "Don't desert drylands!" Promise to make a small difference to your lifestyle and you can help protect the environment.
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May 25, 2006
A court for the violator
16 turtles were found by police officer of Harmanli RPD in the car of local resident. The Police officer immediately informed RIEW Haskovo and Georgi Popgeorgiev from BSPB Plovdiv. The expert assessment was made by Stefan Avramov from BBF. He values the damage for 8000 leva. The criminal trail will be next week and the violator may pay till 5000 leva and stay in prison till 5 years.
May 11, 2006
Zelenika Festival in Strandja
The forth edition of the Zelenika Festival will be organized on May 13th and 14th 2006. This year it will be held in the smallest village of Strandja – Slivarovo (situated behind the border), as well as in the Turkish part of Strandja. The guests of the Fest will visit Dupnitza Cave, rock monastery “St.Nikola” on the coast of the Black Sea and the capital of the last Thracian dynasty – Vise town. The Fest is organizing by the Park Directorate Strandja and Regional Forestry Bourgas. Our partner in Turkey is the biggest ecological Foundation – TEMA.