For a second consecutive year BBF is organizing the Green Belt Day celebration - September 24 with a biking tour in the area of the Green Belt. In 2017, all the interested cyclists will be able to cross the Strandzha Mountain, they will not literally cross the border, but they will pass through the preserved areas that were part of the Iron Curtain which separated the socialist countries from the rest of the world 25 years ago.more»
Training “High Nature Value Forests and Forest Certification - good practices and challenges” for foresters from Osogovo region04/11/2017
In the framework of the project Sustainable future for the people and nature in Osogovo and the project objective "Support sustainable forest management in Osogovo" BBF conducted a training for foresters from the Forest Unit (FU) Nevestino, Hunting Unit (HU) Osogovo and FU Kyustendil. Some employees from other FU/HU expecting certification under the umbrella of the Southwest State Enterprise also joined the training. The event took place on 10th April 2017 in the conference hall of Park-Hotel Kyustendil and was attended by 30 people in total.
The trans-boundary meeting of the Osogovo large carnivores monitoring network members took place on the 17th of March 2017 in the city of Makedonska Kamenica, Macedonia. The meeting was held as part of the activity “Improve knowledge about large carnivores in Osogovo as a foundation for decision-making processes” in the framework of the project Supporting a Sustainable Future for People and Nature in the Osogovo Mountain.
Conduction of training on monitoring of large carnivores for stakeholders from the region of Osogovo02/07/2017
Several trainings serving also as informal meetings were conducted in the region of Osogovo in the framework of the project Supporting a Sustainable Future for People and Nature in Osogovo Mountain. The trainings are part of the activities related to the improvement of the knowledge about large carnivores in Osogovo as foundation for decision-making processes, which is one of the objectives of the ongoing project.