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Bulgaria - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The world’s development is unthinkable without the conservation and the sustainable use of all living organisms and of the eco-systems in which these participate as a living component. Though it is a global process, the conservation of the plant and animal species is the priority and the obligation of the state and municipal authorities and of the citizens in each country... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

The present situation in Bulgaria is: 546785.3 ha of protected areas in 6 categories, equivalent to 5 % of the country’s territory. The distribution in each category is as follows: 55 Strict Reserves: strictly protected, all kinds of human activities are prohibited (IUCN category I); 3 National Parks: strictly protected,... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy was inspired by the Pan European Strategy for Biological and Landscape Diversity, and the National Biodiversity Conservation Plan is a direct follow-up of this strategy. The identified actions are largely achievable within the existing institutional, financial and personnel resources and are set in a five-year plan... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

NATIONAL POLICY OF CONSERVATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

The general principles and measures for the conservation of biodiversity are described in the Environmental Protection Act 2002, which sets up the contemporary framework of the state policy and management. There are three main acts and their sub-law-documents in Bulgaria that regulate biodiversity conservation, which are: the Protected Areas Act, the Biological Diversity Act and the Medicinal Plants Act... More »

Initiatives in Protected Areas

Management Plans The Protected Areas Act requires the elaboration of management plans for protected areas. There are 31 management plans approved, 11 are in the process of approval, and 20 are in the process of preparation.

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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