Events :: In Bulgaria
Here you can find information about biodiversity related events in Bulgaria.
GEF Rhodope Project launched
On30 June 2004 with a press conference at the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry the official launch of the Project “Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity in the Landscape of Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains" took place. This is a joint project of United Nations Development Program and the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The strategic goal of the project, which short title is “GEF Rhodope Project", is to protect globally significant biodiversity by conserving the biological and cultural mosaic of habitats, species and land uses that comprise the Eastern and Western Rhodope landscapes. This goal is to be obtained through the successful completion of two immediate objectives, namely:
1. Landscape-scale conservation is effectively operationalized in Eastern and Western Rhodope Landscape Nature Parks and
2. Stakeholders integrate biodiversity into resource management and economic development policy and practice.
The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a total of USD 3,545,460. The Project has also secured parallel co-funding and associated funds totaling USD 14,583,246 from the following institutions: MAF, UNDP, Ministry of Environment and Water and Swiss Government.
Web site: www.undp.bg/rhodope/
Second International Conference on Ecological Protection of the Planet Earth
Second International Conference on Ecological Protection of the Planet EarthBio-Environment and Bio-CultureInternational experts and decision-makers convened from the 5th to 8th of June, 2003, at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, to promote a new vision in environmental protection, with the goal of improving quality of life on a global level. The conference emphasized international cooperation in science and applied technology, focusing on new and improved solutions for water and energy related problems. Within this framework, the exhibition of applied technologies, inventions and new patents provided opportunities for new investments and development.Official Site of the Conference
Fourth Festival of Biological Agriculture
18 September 2004, Sofia
The Festival will take place in Sofia Sought Park, starting at 10:00. It is organized by “Bioselena" Foundation (one of the Bulgarian leading organizations in the scope of bio-agriculture) and actively supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
The Festival has been celebrated since 2001. It provides an opportunity for presenting the biological agriculture, environment-friendly processing and trade and biological foods in front of the wide public.
Competitions for the best biological farmer, settlement concentrating highest number of biological farmers and a journalist covering bio-agriculture are part of the Festival.
Fifth Festival of Biological Agriculture
The National bio-festival takes place in September for already fifth consecutive year. The festival in 2005 took place on 17 September (Saturday) at the central entrance of the South Park in Sofia. This initiative makes the general public familiar with the biological agriculture as means of production which is environment-friendly, and with the biological products- as healthy food of high quality. The organizers are “Bioselena" Foundation with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The festival is held with the financial assistance of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Concluding workshop of the project Bulgarian National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA)
Presenting the role and commitments of stakeholders for the implementation of Capacity Building Strategy and Plan for Bulgaria’s Implementation of the Obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Convention on Biological Diversity and UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
The event will take place on October 27, 2004 in the Serdica Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Sofia. The final project document - Capacity Building Strategy and Plan for Bulgaria’s Implementation of the Obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Convention on Biological Diversity and UN Convention to Combat Desertification will be presented at the concluding ministerial workshop of the project “Bulgarian National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Improved Global Environmental Management".
NCSA Project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Water and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded with resources of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Over 300 representatives of stakeholders and donor organizations are invited to the workshop.
Detailed information on the project and its intermediate results may be obtained from its website http://chm.moew.government.bg/ncsa/indexEn.htm