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Jul 27, 2019
At the closing session of UNESCO Summer University was discussed the future perspectives of BR Central Balkan
On 26th of July from 5 p.m. at the Cultural Information Centre in Troyan the closing session of the UNESCO MaB Summer University was held. The event was opened with greetings from the Deputy Mayor of Troyan Municipality Bistra Cholakova. Mrs Cholakova talked abou the history of Troyan Municipality and demonstrated the long-term connection between the preserved nature, crafts and ancient Bulgarian traditions in the region. She underlined that the essency of biosphere reserves is in the successful combination of these elements and that is why she is very proud that Troyan Municipality is one of the hosts of the UNESCO Summer University.
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Jul 25, 2019
Day 4 of UNESCO Summer University we learned more about branding and marketing of BRs
The 4th day started a little different from the previous days as the group divided in two. While ones learned what it is to fly in a tandem paraglider flight at lift Sopot, others preferred to visit “Damascena” Complex in Skobelevo village and to hear more about rose oil production and rose picking, which are spreading the glory of Bulgaria all over the world for almost 3 centuries already.
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Jul 24, 2019
On the third day of UNESCO Summer University - Sustainable Agriculture, Local Products and Business at Central Balkan Biosphere reserve
With a bit of a misty morning, the third day surprised the participants with slight rain and amazing breakfast prepared by Lift Sopot. After having some homemade mozzarella from the farm, everyone joined the tour around the Lift and the nearby pool and was given the chance to learn more about Gelato and Latte, Lift Sopot and Rozino Organic Farm and their business model.
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Jul 18, 2019
UNESCO Summer University will start on 21st of July
Less than few days to the beginning of UNESCO Summer University. This is an International initiative of the Regional Bureau for Europe, based in Venice (BRESCHE). It was started four years ago and aims to attract and train young specialists from all over the world on topics related to the development of biosphere reserves. Bulgaria is a host for the first year of the event and activities will be performed in the southern and northern part of Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve. 
 
 
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Apr. 17, 2019
UNESCO Summer University will be in the "Central Balkan" Biosphere Reserve
Bulgaria hosts for the first time the UNESCO Summer University, which aims to provide a high-quality training to post graduate students, young scientists, and practitioners from Biosphere Reserves from Europe and the Mediterranean on “Integrated management, sustainable tourism, and promotion of biosphere reserves”. Additionally, the Summer University will seek to engage the participants through an active learning process, providing them with the opportunity to develop ideas for joint projects focusing on further promotion of BRs and the MAB programme, while also experiencing first-hand the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Central Balkan BR. 
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Christian Zindel
Oct. 04, 2018
Dr. Christian Zindel from Switzerland visited Bulgaria again
Longtime friend and sponsor of BBF Dr. Christian Zindel from Switzerland once again visited our country in September with a group of friends, attracted by the cultural-, landscape- and biological diversity of Bulgaria. A well as the new baby appeared in BBF :)
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Apr. 09, 2018
Demonstration To Save Our Seas And Deliver Petition To International Meeting Of Environment Ministers
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Local NGO Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation and supporters will join with international campaigning organisations Seas At Risk, WeMove.EU and Our Fish, to deliver a petition to the Minister of Environment of Sweden, Per Ängquist, on behalf of the EU Council of Environment Ministers. The demonstration will include animal mascots and a huge banner calling for action to protect our seas and end overfishing.
 
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Priority steps in the fight against the barkbeetle - Similarities and differences between Bulgaria and Austria
Mar 12, 2018
Priority steps in the fight against the barkbeetle - Similarities and differences between Bulgaria and Austria
The problem and the fight with barkbeetle provoked a serious interest at the two-day exchange of experience in Kyustendil on 8 and 9 March 2018, which was organised by BBF and Euronatur. A total of 53 participants - representatives of local and national institutions and organizations, as well as guests from Macedonia - took part in the exchange of experience and main lecturer of the seminar was Mr. Bernard Perni from the Forest Protection Institute at the Forest Research Center, Austria. Besides the lectures and discussions in the hall, the participants also had the possibilities to discuss the issue during a field trip led by engineer Tony Kolev, Director of Forestry unit Kyustendil.
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Meeting to present the results of the monitoring of  large carnivores in Osogovo
Feb. 26, 2018
Meeting to present the results of the monitoring of large carnivores in Osogovo
A meeting to present the results of the Monitoring of large carnivores in Osogovo was held on 20 and 21 February, 2018. The monitoring of large carnivores and their food base is an important part of the implementation of the “Supporting Sustainable Future for People and Nature in Osogovo” project, which provided an opportunity for permanent monitoring of the project target species: lynx, bear and wolf in the period from September 2016 to February, 2018. More than 30 participants, representatives of various institutions and organizations from Bulgaria and Macedonia gathered in hotel “Tri Buki” and got acquainted with the results of the analysis of the information gathered during the monitoring.
 
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 course "Forest certification and forests with high conservation value"
Feb. 06, 2018
Two-day training course "Forest certification and forests with high conservation value" in Kyustendil
At the end of January, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation held a two-day training course "Forest certification and forests with high conservation value" in Kyustendil. The course was part of the implementation of the project “Supporting a Sustainable Future for People and Nature in Osogovo Mountain”. The training included numerous practical exercises, which were designed to build on the knowledge of the representatives of forestry and hunting units of Nevestino, Osogovo and Kyustendil as well as Kyustendil Regional Forestry Directorate for forest certification and forests with high conservation value(FHCV).
In addition to the mentioned forestries, representatives of the Southwestern State Enterprise Blagoevgrad , as well as of the Yakoruda and Dikchan State Forestry Units also took part in the training and shared their experience as operating certified forestries.
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Nov. 02, 2017
Osogovo Mountain has enormous potential for development of cycling tourism
Osogovo Mountain has enormous potential for development of cycling tourism, but regional institutions and local entrepreneurs have to be involving in the process. This was the conclusion of the cross-border forum that gathered dozens of representatives of forestry regional institutions, border police, municipalities, tourist companies, cycling societies and cyclits from Macedonia and Bulgaria. The forum "Natural potential and sustainable tourism in Osogovo"  was organized by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF), Bulgaria and the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES).
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Mountain Bike Adventure and Berries in Osogovo
Oct. 18, 2017
Mountain Bike Adventure and Berries in Osogovo
Three new mountain bike trails in Osogovo were presented on the 10th of October 2017 in the Traveller’s Club in Sofia. Interesting stories about the wonders offered by the mountain triggered the curiosity of the participants so that the first enthusiasts wanting to get involved in an adventure did not hesitate to sign up for a promotion trip.
 
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New routes present Osogovo as an attractive destination for cycling
Oct. 11, 2017
New routes present Osogovo as an attractive destination for cycling
Three new biking routes are ready to welcome the first enthusiasts who want to get to know the mysteries of the wonderful Osogovo Mountain on a bicycle. The routes  were presented to dozens of nature lovers and mountain bikers gathered at the Traveler's Club by Martina Koleva from the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Svetoslav Velkov from Traventuria and Lyubomir Botusharov (mtb-bg.com).

 
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