Bulgaria

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
19
timeframe
2012 - 2016
cost
$25,622,600

Development of the National ecological network of protected areas and protected zones
2009 - 2013 $16,208,000
2012 - 2020 1.1. Designation of new protected areas and area or expanding existing
2013 1.1.1. There is a Life + (EU) funded project, aimed at designation of protected areas, dedicated to the preservation of nationally important plant species. The project is implemented by the Botanic institute under the Bulgarian academy of sciences in coop
2012 - 2020 1.2. Mapping of habitats and species under Directive 79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC and the establishment of the conservation status
2013 $16,111,000 1.2.1. The project for "Mapping and identification of conservation status of natural habitats and types
2012 - 2020 1.3. Study and designate of marine protected zones
2012 $97,000 1.3.1. The project for study and designation of additional marine areas as protected zones of NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria
Improving the effective management of National Ecological Network in Bulgaria
2012 - 2016 $9,250,000
2014 $9,250,000 2.1. Continue activities to develop management plans for protected areas and protected zones
2016 2.2. Developing a common vision for integrated management of the national ecological network, consultations with stakeholders and ensure their support - a study of foreign experience, make recommendations, meetings (including foreign experts and represent
2016 2.3. Analysis and development of methodology for assessment of effective management of Bulgarian protected areas based on national circumstances and recommendations of the IUCN / WCPA;
2016 2.4. Building capacity for adaptive management of protected areas and the effectiveness of self-management. Support for annual planning processes, monitoring and assessment
Creating sustainable financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation and the national ecological network through payments for ecosystem services and other income from protected areas
2012 - 2016 $98,600
2016 3.1. Ensuring models for valuation of ecosystem services and creating models for payment for use of ecosystem services
2016 3.2. Selection and valuation of ecosystem services. Defining the market for them.
2016 3.3. Review of the existing national and international legislation on valuation of selected ecosystem services
2016 3.4. Information campaign for developed payment schemes for ecosystem services
2016 3.5. Working with the central and local governments, businesses and consumers of ecosystem services for testing and implementation of the developed payments for ecosystem services schemes
2015 $98,600 3.6. Development of methodology for assesment of the ecosystem services for the territory of the whole country
Implementation of best practices for sustainable management of protected areas and network of protected sites "Natura 2000" to better protection of habitats and species of European and national importance in the protected areas network of protected areas
2012 - 2014 $66,000
2012 - 2020 4.1. Development of regional brands for local products to stimulate local economic development in backward areas and also to be friendly for nature
2014 $25,000 4.1.1. Project within Strandja Nature Park
2012 $41,000 4.1.2. Project “Collaboration for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable local development in Strandja mountain in Bulgaria

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  • United Nations Environment Programme