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Trans boundary Forum for Osogovo in the Green Belt

May 12, 2011
The aim of the Forum is to acquaint participants with the results of five years of successful implementation of cross-border project in the Green Belt Osogovo, carried out by Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation and the Macedonian Ecological Society, with financial support from the Frankfurt Zoological Society - Germany, Pro Natura - Switzerland. Besides sharing the achievements of the project, the Forum will serve as a space for discussion on future opportunities for joint work towards cross-border cooperation in the field of biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and sustainable development of local communities.
Forum program will include presentations on national and international significance of Osogovo - legislation and initiatives to benefit cross-border biodiversity conservation principles, benefits and examples of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO, as well as discussion on the feasibility of establishing trans-boundary protected area in Osogovo.

Participants in the Forum will have the opportunity to visit one of the majestic peaks of Osogovo - Sultan Tekke and see cultural attraction - the monastery Joakim Osogovski.