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Nov. 26, 2019
Website for innovative education about natural science
An online educational toolkit with useful information about theory and practice in nature protection, research,  management of natural resources and civil advocacy in Bulgaria, Greece and Czech Republic  is already released at: It iscarried out within the project "Future Environmentalists - Linking EU Natural Capital Management to Field Research", which is performed by Association of Parks in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Biodiversity foundation, Bulgaria, Aristotle university of Thessaloniki and Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
Nov. 26, 2019
First transnational meeting for partners of BIO-INNOVATE Project
The first transnational meeting for the partners of the 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" was organized on 22nd of November in the the Municipality of Prosotsani. The project is supported by the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020.
Sep. 26, 2019
Celebration of the Green Belt Days in Belasitsa
Celebrating successful cooperation for nature and people in Belasitsa/ Belles
More than 200 people in total participated in the Celebration of the Green Belt Days in Belasitsa. The event took place at three different locations, two of them in Bulgaria and one – in Greece, lasted two days involving six partners from three countries. A journalist and a photographer from Agence France-Presse attended the whole two days in order to prepare a text in French and English with images.
Sep. 19, 2019
Celebration of the Green Belt Days in Belasitsa - 24-25 September 2019
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Belasitsa Nature Park Directorate, Lake Kerkini National Park Management Authority (Greece), Planetum Association (North Macedonia), Town Hall and Community Center of Gabrene village are the organizers of the Green Belt Days celebration 24-25 September in Belasitsa - a region that unites three countries with unique nature and biodiversity, rich history, preserved traditions and culture.
Sep. 17, 2019
Webinar: Systematic Conservation Planning from Future Environmentalists Program
New educational year of Future Environmentalists Program begins with a webinar, titled "Systematic Conservation Planning from Future Environmentalists Program". It will take place on 18th of September at 17:00 EEST (16:00 CET) with a lecturer Ioannis Tsiripidis, Associate Professor of Phytosociology in the School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). The webinar will be held in English in zoom platform and is free of charge. Follow the link to join:
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.