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.
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: http://edu.parks.bg. 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.
On 12 November from 17.00 to 18.30 EEST (16:00 - 17:30 CET), titled Contingent valuation methods for nature. The webinar will be held in zoom platform and is free of charge. Registration is required, follow the link to join:
On 24th of October from 17.00 to 18.30 EEST (16:00 - 17:30 CET) will take place a webinar, titled "How to communicate biodiversity and Natura 2000?". The webinar will be held in zoom platform and is free of charge. Follow the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/452249248
Protected area ”Muhalnitsa”, situated near the town of Botevgrad in the western section of the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria, was established in 1992 to protect the longest documented breeding migration of the common frog (Rana temporaria).
Celebrating successful cooperation for nature and people in Belasitsa/ Bellesmore»
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.
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.
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: https://zoom.us/j/842213688
On the 6th day the participants visited the exhibition center Oreshak and the Troyan Monastery. At the National Exhibition of Crafts and Arts in Oreshak they learned more about the local crafts and the work of the center with regards to preserving the traditions and working with the locals and the youth.
At the closing session of UNESCO Summer University was discussed the future perspectives of BR Central Balkan07/27/2019
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.