Mission

Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation

BBF brings together people with different perceptions for the preservation of Bulgarian nature. Underlying everything we do is a belief that natural resources preservation is only possible through public awareness. We strive to increase recognition of the opportunities and benefits of protected areas and work for their long-term protection.

We

  • participate actively in changing environmental legislation
  • initiate public campaigns for nature conservation
  • create mechanisms for public involvement in the management of protected areas
  • present opportunities for the development of sustainable business
  • create models for education in conservation biology
  • increasing the public awareness
  • associate nature conservation and science
  • disclose biodiversity in its social, ethical, cultural and economic dimensions
  • support biodiversity community

We work in the direction of

  • integration of biodiversity in key economic sectors through the implementation of European and world practice
  • enhancement of the protected areas network through public involvement
  • revision of the scheme of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO "Man and Biosphere" Programme
  • creation and support for the designation and management of transboundary protected areas

Main areas in which we operate are

  • Protected areas and NATURA 2000
  • Endangered Species
  • Biosphere parks
  • Legislation
  • Green Belt
  • Educational and PR activities
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Public campaigns and coalitions