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Bulgaria - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Bulgaria is located in the southeastern part of Europe in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, bordering on Romania, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece and Turkey, with a coastline on the Black Sea... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The country’s rich biological diversity is subject to the impacts of a large spectrum of threats as a result of human activity and natural processes occurring in ecosystems... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The National Biological Diversity Conservation Strategy was completed in 1998 and the National Biological Diversity Conservation Plan in 2000. The latter was updated in 2006 to cover the 2006-2010 period and focused on implementing two main objectives: conserve, strengthen and restore key ecosystems, habitats, species and their genetic resources; and ensure possibilities for the sustainable use of biological resources... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

To address the two main objectives of the National Biological Diversity Conservation Plan, ninety-six activities were identified and classified into seven categories: efforts to draft acts, secondary legislation, information- and management-related documents; institutional strengthening of biodiversity units; establishment and maintenance of a National Eco-network; expansion and maintenance of the protected areas system; priority restoration and maintenance activities; strengthening of the scientific basis of biodiversity conservation; information and educational activities and training... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

There is a comprehensive system of environmental legislation within Bulgaria and environmental protection is a concept that is firmly established in the constitution... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The status of biodiversity in the country will serve as the basis for assessing the efficient implementation of activities in the National Biological Diversity Conservation Plan... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mrs. Kalina Stoyanova
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Zlati Guerguiev Katzarski
CBD Primary NFP
H. E. Mr. Gancho Ganev
CBD Secondary NFP
Ms. Neli Mutafova
CBD Secondary NFP
Mrs. Nadya Mihaylova
CHM NFP
Mrs Penka Koleva Stoichkova
ICNP ABS NFP
Dr. Desisslava Petkova-Varadinova
GSPC NFP
Mrs. Luba Boyadzhieva
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. Dimitar Stoev
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Tatiana Sultanova
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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