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Dec. 06, 2007
Competition for logo - Regional trademark Nature park Strandja
The Direction of Nature Park Strandja announces a competition for creation of a logo, representing the regional mark “Nature park Strandja” and will be given to certificated guest houses, products made in the park, cervices etc. The logo will be placed on stickers, forms, envelopes, advertisement materials, web sites and others.
Nov. 29, 2007
Training for the local people in Belasitza
BFB organizes courses of teaching for the people of the Belasica area in relation with the development of the eco-tourism in and around the mountain, as well as a teaching for the people's own development as owners of houses for accommodation and rooms for eating, guides and other suppliers of eco-touristy products and services (including the producers of meat products, craftsman etc.)
Nov. 13, 2007
What are the social adjustments for nature conservation?
At order of the BFB a team from the Institute of Sociology of BAS with leader Rumiana Stoilova, organized a preliminarily studying for the adults of the country on the topics of the preserving the nature in Bulgaria and the degree of the perception of the green way of living among the different social groups. 1000 people of all the country have been inquired in the period of 15.10 - 26.10.2007.
Nov. 05, 2007
National conference for river ecosystems and floods risk
The National Conference "Conservation of river ecosystems and sustainable flood risk management" will take place on 7-8 November 2007 in the Central Military Club, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The conference will provide exchange of information and discussion on the sustainable flood prevention and conservation practices. The contemporary European policies and best practices will be presented as well as practical experience from river basins in Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Check-ups for protected species in Nessebar, Ravda
Oct. 30, 2007
Check-ups for protected species in Nessebar, Ravda
On the 29th of October examinations around the Black sea coast were accomplished - in Nessebar, Pomorie, Ravda and Sunny Beach, Police officers from Bourgas PD and а spokesperson of BFB (as an organization that gave the signal for the infractions). As a result of the check-up the following preserved species were confiscated: a bear hide, a common buzzard, an owl, a big hawk and an otter hide.
Oct. 25, 2007
The concert for Strandja
BBF continuing the check ups for stuff animals
Sep. 05, 2007
BBF continuing the check ups for stuff animals
In implementation of the Action plan for the Chamois, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation continues the actions for control of possession and exhibition of illegal protected species in public places, which is in infringement of Bulgarian Biodiversity Act. Velingrad comes after Bansko.
At September 4th, 2007 on the territory of Velingrad Municipality was made a joint action between Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Waters - Pazardzhik, RPD Velingrad and BBF during which were controlled 7 objects (restaurants, taverns, hotels, hunting shops and clubs) and were confiscated the following protected species: Chamois -3 numbers, Common Buzzard - 3, Sparrowhawk, Wild cat, Long-eared owl and Hadgecock.
Aug. 15, 2007
First fish researches of Rezovska River
Jul 20, 2007
Strandja remains Nature Park
It happened thanks to the acceptance of the changes in the Protected Areas Law. Now the Orders, Decrees, Administrative Acts for announcement of reserves, natural and national parks, protected areas and historic sites, which are published till June 30th 2007 – not to be appealed.
147 deputies voted “yes”, 2 – “against” and 15 – “abstention”.
It was written in the law that all court cases against PAs acts at the moment must be stopped immediately.
That means terminate of the “Strandja” case also.
Jun 26, 2007
FCS Project

The project will develop national guidelines for identifying the favourable conservations status of Natura 2000 species and habitats on national, regional and site level and for assessing this status on a national level. To the extent possible the conservation status will be assessed at site level for a limited number of sites. Two working groups are established to set up a methodology, one focussed on N-2000 habitats and plant species and one focussed on animal species. These work groups include experts from government and scientific institutions and from NGOs working on the implementation of N-2000.

More details for the project and Inception report can be fiound in our web Folder - Documents - Expert reports.

Jun 05, 2007
Annual Biodiversity Awards

BBF expects the nomination for the Annual Biodiversity Awards for the period May 22nd 2006 – May 22nd 2007. Please send us your reasoned proposals for 5 categories (2 new this year)

Apr. 15, 2007
Swiss trainee in BBF
For six months the Swiss trainee – Rolando Barreiro from Geneva will support BBF team. He arrives on March 25th and already is well integrated in the life of the Foundation, as well as in the rhythm and atmosphere of Sofia. Rolando join us thanks to the Syni organization.
Apr. 12, 2007
Round table for Belasitza Nature Park

Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation is organizing a Round Table “For Nature Park Belasitsa” on 12 April 2007 at 11.00 in the Conference Hall of the Petrich Municipality. The aim is further clarification of the idea for the establishment of the Belasitsa Nature Park, as well as continuation of the debate on this topic.


Feb. 19, 2007
"The Green Belt" exhibition in Petrich
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation invites you for the opening of the exhibition “Green Belt – sites forbidden, forgotten, saved….” in the heart of one of the regions - Belasitza, included in the Green Belt initiative. We expect you on February 22nd at 17.00 in the History Museum of Petrich.
Feb. 14, 2007
Working meeting for the floods
BBF is organizing a meeting for rivers ecosystem protection and sustainable measures for floods prevention. It will be organized on February 15th from 10 to 14 p.m. at St. Sofia Hotel.
The participants of the meeting will be representatives of state institutions, scientific institute and NGOs.
The good European practices will be presented, as well as a discussion on implementation of the natural measures.

Jan. 22, 2007
Awards for Strandja Art competition
Jan. 18, 2007
Honorary Diploma for BBF
BBF received Honorary Diploma for the exceptional contribution to strengthening the partnership for sustainable integrated regional development of Bulgaria as a part of Europe of regions. The Minister of Regional development bestows the Diploma on the executive director of BBF.