First Round Table in the frame of the Project REEFS
On 29-30 November 2012, First Round Table in the frame of the Project Research and Restoration of the Essential Filter of the Sea – REEFS under the “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” (Black Sea Basin Programme) which is an EU funded Programme financed by the ENPI and IPA instruments, is taking place in Odessa, Republic of Ukraine.
The aim of this round table is to review the legislative and institutional framework together with the administrative procedures related to reefs conservation and restoration in Black Sea in the partnering countries Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
The winners in the photocontest Nature 2000 are already known
Bulgarian photographers won the public awards for both categories
The contest organised by CEEWeb, BBF and partners to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive has been ended. It's time for awards! We, the BBF team are extremely happy by the fact that Bulgarians won the online voting in both categories. Atanas Grozdanov with his photo Good Morning Madjarovo and Jordan Hristov with his photo Ecosystem doctor won the sympathy of the public. Atanas Grozdanov won in Natura 2000 species and habitats – our natural heritage to guard Category and Jordan Hristov won in Ecosystem services from the Natura 2000 network are the key for our survival Category.
The jury also announced their favourites after long and continuous arguments. Category winner of Natura 2000 species and habitats – our natural heritage to guard is Riccardo Oggioni with his photo Young Capra Ibrex jumping across the creek during snowfall.
The public voting in the BBF's and CEEWeb's contest has been ended
The public voting for the contest organised by CEEWeb, BBF and partners to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive has been ended – the winners of the public voting will be announced on 27 November!
On the same date along with public winners will be annouced the favourites of the jury also. Attila Kovacs from Hungarian News Agency MTI, Istvan Lang - professional nature photographer from Foto Natura, Bogdan Boev, Bulgarian wild nature photographer, Stefan Avramov, Protected areas and species Coordinator from BBF, Agnes Zolyomi from CEEWeb for Biodiversity and Jaro Sibl, BROZ will choose the winners in both categories, who will win - three full-day-stay in the breath-taking Bulgarian Western Rhodope or a day in the famous – UNESCO world Heritage Site – Hortobágy National Park. Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation wishes to thank to all who voted and participated in our contest!
Voting for public awards for Natura 2000 contest goes on
The submission of BBF's, CEEweb’s and their partners’ photo contest to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive came to an end last week. We received more than hundreds of photos from all over Europe inspired by the breath-taking beauty of Natura 2000 species and habitats. We selected the best of the best, which will compete for public and jury awards. While the competent jury votes who will be the winners in both categories, we can choose our favourites for the public awars by voting to the following address: http://www.ceeweb.org/news-events/photo-gallery/ Deadline for voting - 25th of November!
We, the BBF team are extremely happy that almost half of the selected photos are Bulgarian and show the beauty of Bulgaria! We wish good luck to all the participants!
To prepare for the Zelenika Festival 2012
BBF project competes in an International online competition of the European Outdoor Conservation Association and National Geographic
Project of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation for Chamois conservation in National Park Rila and Central Balkan National Park competes for the votes of the readers of the Internet websites of European Outdoor Conservation Association http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=3 and the German edition of National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.de/die-welt-von-ng/die-sechs-eoca-projekte-2012 .
We ask you to support us by voting on one of these two websites! You can vote only once from your computer!
Chamois Isidor survived the big snows, there is no sign from Divna
World Wetlands Day for Tourism
Wetland tourism has benefits both locally and nationally for people and wildlife – benefits such as stronger economies, sustainable livelihoods, healthy people and thriving ecosystems. At least 35% of Ramsar Sites around the world record some level of tourism activity and this percentage is consistent throughout all regions. Of course it is important to consider tourism in all wetlands – not just those designated as Ramsar Sites – since the Contracting Parties to the Convention are committed to managing all wetlands.