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Apr. 01, 2022
Meeting of the Management board of BBF
On April 27, 2022, from 11:00 to 16:00, a meeting of the Management Board of the BBF will be held with the following agenda:
1. Presentation and adoption of the BBF report on the activities in 2021
2. Presentation and acceptance of the BBF financial report for 2021
3. Presentation and acceptance of proposals for changes in the Statute of the Foundation.
4. Presentation of Brandbook and updated version of the Foundation's logo.
The meeting will be held in the office of the Foundation - Sofia 1000, 6 Triaditsa Str., Office 504
Natura 2000
Mar 30, 2022
Natura 2000 and biodiversity conservation in Bulgaria – challenges and solutions
As part of the European Union, Bulgaria has a strong commitment to the protection of biodiversity and the most valuable landscapes of Europe. With nearly 35 % of the country’s territory declared part of the Natura 2000 European environmental network, the country has enormous potential to make a significant contribution to achieving the overall conservation objectives.
Jan. 12, 2022
SaveGREEN - A call to action: incorporating Nature in Infrastructure Development
The impacts of infrastructure development on ecosystems and biodiversity are vividly evident today. Roads represent the first tendrils of human expansion, driving deforestation and degradation, opening thousands of hectares of previously intact habitat to land-use change, agricultural expansion, human settlement, wildlife exploitation and trade, and increasing zoonotic disease risk. In this context, 24 public and private sector organizations joined together in 2020 to create the Infrastructure and Nature Coalition to organize a series of webinar discussions with the aim to bolster countries’ efforts to meet previous targets and make stronger commitments for mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss during the 2021 “Super Year” for nature, including meetings of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15), and the Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26). The interests of SaveGREEN were advocated by representatives of WWF-CEE.
Dec. 31, 2021
BBF started the preparation and implementation of a monitoring plan for ecocorridor Rila - Verila - Kraishte
The preparation and implementation of a monitoring plan for the Rila-Verila-Kraishte ecological corridor began in December. The monitoring aims to determine the extent to which the built facilities for green infrastructure, such as overpass, underpass, viaduct, green bridges, etc., facilitate the passage and reduce the fragmentation of habitats of animal species in the area.
Nov. 09, 2021
SaveGREEN - The Power of Nature: An Introduction to Green Infrastructure
This is the first in a series of articles focusing on green infrastructure (GI) and how its various applications can help tackle the biodiversity crisis in Central and Eastern Europe. We also explain how the SaveGREEN project promotes good GI practices and better ways to design mitigation measures so that they can work adequately and in conjunction with ecological corridors. A helpful starting point, however, is to begin with an explanation of the difference between ‘green’ infrastructure and ‘grey’ infrastructure. So let’s get started!
Apr. 12, 2021
SaveGREEN - A Global Strategy for Sustainable Transport and other Linear Infrastructure
Roads, railways, power-lines and other linear infrastructures are global major threats to biodiversity. Yet, they are also essential to meet the demands of growing populations. Urgent decisions and targeted actions are needed to ensure that the current, very rapid increase in linear infrastructure — particularly in the world’s most biodiverse regions where some of the fastest growth is occurring — does not irreversibly damage the natural environment.
Jan. 26, 2021
SaveGREEN - Paving the Network: IENE International Conference
The SaveGREEN project team had a forward-looking 2021 launch by participating in the IENE International Conference “LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions.” After 25 years of existence, it was the first virtual conference organised by IENE, a network aiming to provide an independent, international, and interdisciplinary arena for the exchange and development of knowledge on transportation, infrastructure, and ecology with the aim to promote a safe and ecologically sustainable pan-European transport infrastructure.
Dec. 30, 2020
BBF started a project for protection of ecocorridors in the Danube Basin
BBF and The Black Sea NGO Network (BSNN) together with 11 other project partners from CEE and Balkan Peninsula started the implementation of the project "Safeguarding the functionality of transnationally important ecological corridors in the Danube basin" - SafeGreen. The project is financed by Interreg Danube Transnational Programme and is set to work on the critical theme of ecological corridors in the Carpathian and further mountain ranges of the Danube region.
Aug. 14, 2020
Meeting of the BBF Board on September 7th 2020
On September 7th 2020 will be held the regular meeting of BBF Management Board. Due to the epidemic situation, the introduced restrictive measures and mandatory quarantine for travelling between the different countries, the meeting of the Management Board will be held remotely through the Zoom platform.
Jul 10, 2020
2nd project meeting within BIO-INNOVATE project
Municipality of Prosotsani organized the 2nd project meeting within the approved project"Fauna Assessment and management to safeguard Biodiversity in cross - border mountainous areas of Bulgaria and Greece: Innovative approaches to estimate monitor and protect biodiversity in local ecosystems – BIO-INNOVATE", supported by Cooperation Programme "INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria" 2014 - 2020. The 2nd project meeting was held via web-platform «ZOOM» on Thursday 9th of July 2020, between11:00 and 14:30.