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Biodivervity in Bulgaria :: Protected areas


One of the most important methods for preservation of the biodiversity is the protection of ecosystems and the habitats. Legislative and administrative mechanisms targeting this, used on both the international and national level, are diverse and the declaring of protected areas is one of them.
In Bulgaria the declaring and management of protected areas is regulated by The Protected Areas Act (1998).


Protected areas promoted at international level

by programs and initiatives having recommendatory status


Numerous programs and initiatives with recommendatory status provide a common approach in regard to the conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use.


Here are described such initiatives related to the establishment, maintenance and management of protected areas such as biosphere reserves, European ecological networks, Import Bird Areas and Important Plant Areas. IUCN management categories for protected areas and certificate and diploma programs considering the sustainable management of protected areas are also included.

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