The draft of the Wetlands Action Plan in Bulgaria was discussed in MEW

The draft of the Wetlands Action Plan was discussed on public hearing in Ministry of environment and Water (MEW) yesterday. This extremely important document for the protection and management of the most valuable wetlands in our country was improved thanks to the constructive proposals, additions and corrections that were made by the participants in the meeting. The draft was proposed by experts from IBER at BAS, basin directorates and Regional Inspectorates at MEW, representatives of NGOs and other caretakers.
The executive-minister of MEW Evdokia Maneva opened the meeting.


The photo competition “Seed of Love through your camera” appointed three winners

Photograph called “I’m coming” made by Noncho Iliev won the photo competition “Seed of Love through your camera” organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). The notes of the 26 years old author say: “When one of the birds ventures to approach, soon the others come too”. The picture presents feeding of a Great Tit while another bird dives attracted by the tasty seeds.

159 pictures of 64 photographers took part in “Seed of Love through your camera”

159 pictures made from 64 photographers all over the country take part in the photo competition “Seed of Love through your camera”. The competition attracted people with good hearts feeding the passerines in winter. The pictures were made in Sofia, Pernik, Kardzhali, Debelets, Plovdiv, Bourgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Aitos, Stara Zagora, Vratsa, Russe, Varna, Elena, Pomorie, Krapets, Shumen, Yambol and Assenovgrad. The participants are people with various age and occupation.

BSPB trains the farmers how to apply for European subsidies

On 7 May 2013 Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) will organize information workshops for farmers from the region of Sliven and Southeastern Bulgaria. The new agro-ecological activities of Measure 214 and the possibilities for application for European subsidies will be presented on the workshop.

Celebration of World Wetlands day with the most important document for the protection and managements of Bulgarian wetlands

On 2d February, the date when the Convention on wetlands was signed in Ramsar (Iran) Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF) and Bulgarian society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) present to the audience the National Wetlands Action Plan. The plan will be published on the websites of both organizations as well as on the website of MOEW so everyone who is interested in it to be able to read and comment it.

Second day of February – suitable occasion to pay attention to wetlands and water management

The second day of February is celebrated as World wetlands day for 42 years. On this occasion citizens, organizations and institutions all over the world pay attention to the importance of the wetlands for life of the population. This date is not selected by chance. On 2 February 1971 was signed the Convention on wetlands, most popular under the name Ramsar Convention. The document is named after the town Ramsar in Iran where it was signed. This year the focus is on wetlands and water management.