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Reporting оf The Republic оf Bulgaria before the European Commission under Article 17 of Directive 92/43/EEC on The Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora (The Habitats Directive) For the Period 2007-2012

Date of the contract: 27.06.2013

Implemented by: Consortium "NATURA BULGARIA": DICON GROUP (Bulgaria) and AGRICONSULTING (Italy)

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

General objectives:  Bulgaria as a member-state of the European Union has the obligation to submit periodical reports to the European Commission about applying the European Union legislation in the field of environment. The Ministry of Environment and Water as a coordinator of the process of development and submittal of reports to EC in this field has contracted the expert team of the Bulgarian-Italian Consortium NATURA BULGARIA to draft a national report and filling in the forms for the species and habitats  according to Article 17 of Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (The Habitats Directive) and EC reporting format  and guidelines for the period 2007-2012.


General activities:

Drafting a common report for the implementation of the Habitats Directive.

It comprises general information about the status of NATURA 2000 network in the member-state – number of protected sites, actual areas, comprehensive management plan of the NATURA 2000 sites, measures taken to ensure coherence of the Natura 2000 network, reintroduction of species.

Filling in reporting format according to EC template, for the habitats of Annex I and species of Annex, II, IV and V of the Directive

It contains information about:

  • The range of the species or habitat at biogeographical level;
  • Trends (short-term and long-term) related to the range of the species or habitat, population and quality of the habitats;
  • Pressures and threats for the species or habitats;
  • Overall assessment of and overall trend in the conservation status;
  • Range of the habitats listed in Annex I of the Directive within NATURA 2000. Conservation measures taken within the reporting period.
  • Size of populations of the species listed in Annex II of the Directive within NATURA 2000. Conservation measures taken within the reporting period.