Projects

Pilot development of the fourth level of nature protection (conservation) objectives for the target features of Natura 2000 site for habitats BG0000366 "Kresna-Ilindentsi" and of Natura 2000 site for birds BG0002003 "Kresna"




Period of implementation: April 2020 - October 2021

Contractor: Dicon Group Ltd.

Contracting Authority: Ministry of Environment and Water of the Republic of Bulgaria

BudgetEuro 35,726.00 

 


The main purpose of this procurement is to be applied in full the four-stage approach for determining the objectives of the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria in pilot area, including the territorial scope of Natura 2000 site BG0000366 "Kresna-Ilindentsi" for protection of the natural habitats and of the wild flora and fauna and of the Natura 2000 site BG0002003 "Kresna" for protection of wild birds.

The main activities on the project are:

Activity 1: Review of the available data and analyses for the Natura 2000 site for the habitats BG0000366 "Kresna - Ilindentsi" and for the Natura 2000 site for the birds BG0002003 "Kresna":

  • Review, systematization and analysis of currently available data and analyses;
  • Assessment of the need for additional preliminary data and information.

Activity 2: Conducting field studies:

  • Determining the scope and volume of the necessary field studies, as well as the methods to be applied for setting the objectives at the fourth level;
  • Preparation of a field work plan, proposal of measures for communication with the local communities during the field studies and provision of field work teams;
  • Systematization and structuring of the collected field data and information from the field studies in a database.

Activity 3: Analysis of the results and development of nature protection objectives at the fourth level for the target features of the Natura 2000 site for the habitats BG0000366 "Kresna - Ilindentsi" and of the protected are Natura 2000 site a for the birds BG0002003 "Kresna":

  • Preparation of a detailed analysis of the results of the field studies and the available data;
  • Development of nature protection (conservation) objectives at the fourth level for the target features of the Natura 2000 site for the habitats BG0000366 "Kresna - Ilindentsi" and of the Natura 2000 site for the birds BG0002003 "Kresna";
  • Involvement of the main stakeholders through 1) Written informing the stakeholders from the studied areas (municipalities, district administrations, Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water, Basin Directorate, NGOs, etc.), at the beginning of the field studies and 2) Organizing and conducting information meetings with the stakeholders to present the results of the implementation of the activities and to discuss the proposed objectives at the fourth level;
  • Proposal to take concrete measures to achieve the conservation objectives of the fourth level for the two target Natura 2000 sites.

The achieved results are:

  • Collected, analysed and systematized available information on the distribution and status of natural habitat types and species subject to protection in the two Natura 2000 sites;
  • Conducted field studies within the target Natura 2000 sites;
  • Developed at specific nature protection (conservation) objectives for the target species and natural habitats, subject to protection in Natura 2000 site for the habitats BG0000366 "Kresna-Ilindentsi" and in Natura 2000 site for the birds BG0002003 "Kresna".
  • Organized and conducted workshops to ensure awareness, understanding and contribution of local communities in defining and achieving specific nature protection and conservation objectives in the two Natura 2000 sites.