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Municipal Model for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) Conservation and Sustainable Use with Participation of SCOs, Local Communities and Media
Financed by: Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme, Thematic Fund “Reform Fund Linked to Civil Society Participation”
 



Promoting a Sustainable Herbal Harvest in Bulgaria
Co-financed by: The European Commission’s financial instrument for the environment - Life+
 



Improved Awareness of Religious, Cultural and Human Dimensions in Support of Sustainable Development (September 2012 – August 2013)
Financed by: Anna Lindh Foundation
 



Decreasing the Threats for the Brown Bear and its Habitats through Applying Measures, Part of the Specie’s Action plan, with the Participation of Journalists from the National and Local Media and the Support of the National Audience
With the financial support of: Ministry of Environment and Water trough the Enterpise for Management of Environmental Protection Activities (EMEPA)



Decreasing the threats for the Brown Bear and its habitats through applying measures, part of the specie’s Action plan, with the participation of local communities and support by the national public
With the financial support of: EEA Grants, NGO Fund - Bulgaria
 



Renewal of Bulgaria’s Tentative List of Natural Properties for Inscription on the World Heritage List and Development of a New Nomination for Rila Mountain (June 2009 – April 2010)
Client: UNESCO National Commission to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
Srebarna Nature Reserve Pirin National Park Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument Central Balkan National Park Rocks of Belogradchik Protected Site Roussensky Lom Nature Park Vratsa Karst Reserve Vratsa Karst Reserve - Ledenika Cave



Creation of an Innovative Model for Cooperation between Municipal Authorities and Interested Parties, and Exchange of Information about the Most Efficient Methods for Sustainable Tourism Development, Based on Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as Marketing of the Destinations around the Bulgarian “Rila” and the Italian “Sila” and “Polino” National Parks
It will be carried out with financial support amounting to 220 498 leva from the Operational program „Regional development” 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Union through the European Fund for Regional Development
 



EU Project: Trans-Boundary River Management Phase II for the Kura River basin – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Client: EU Commission trough EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria S.A.(Spain) & Grontmij Carl Bro A.S.(Denmark) Consortium
 



Study of the Cultural and Historical Heritage of the trans-border region of Dupnitsa - Macedonian Municipality Kriva Palanka as a base for tourism development (May - November 2008)
Client: Municipality of Dupnitsa



Three Day Workshop in Serbia for Exchange of Experience of Nature Conservation and Information Activities between the Transponder Municipalities of Dupnitsa and Vrania (May - November 2008)
Client: Municipality of Dupnitsa



Help Local Communities of Ethnically and Religiously Mixed Area of Bulgaria Rediscover and Appreciate Their Common Roots & Heritage (March – May 2008)
Client: Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation as part of its campaign 1001 Actions for Dialogue
 



Balkan Chamois Kid’s Play Centre
Funded by: Hardner & Hardner Foundation, USA
 



Conservation of the Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica), the symbol of Rila National Park, by Public Awareness Rising and Promotion of Eco Tourism Development
Client: Rila NP Directorate with the financial support of the Swiss Confederation through the National Trust Eco Fund
 




Independent evaluation and drawing lessons learned of the Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management in Bulgaria Project (February – May 2008)
Client: UNDP



Canon Europe in Support of the Nature Conservation in Rila National Park – Part of the Most Valuable European Heritage in the PAN Parks Network (June - October 2007)
Client: Canon Europe
 



Europe’s Wilderness Days Conference - 8-12 October 2007 - Annual Partner Meeting of Pan Parks Foundation (April – October 2007)
Client: PAN Parks Foundation
 



Gaining an Intimate Knowledge of Bulgarian People, Mountains and Culture through Supporting Local Community Ecotourism Initiatives – project with a Dutch volunteer via European Voluntary Service
(July - November 2007)
Client: European Voluntary Service trough the Dutch organization “GoForNature”
 



Capitalization of Experiences of the Swiss Support to Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) in Bulgaria (March - September 2007)
Client: Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC)
 



Protected Area Authority and Local Businesses toward Sustainability of Rila
National Park (April 2006 - November 2007)
Client: PAN Parks Foundation through the Rila National Park Directorate
 
       



Support for the organization of a PAN Parks Press Tour for journalists from European media (July 2006)
Client: PAN Parks Foundation
 
            



Support for a Travel and Leisure (USA specialized magazine) article development
(August 2003 - August 2005 - April 2006)
 
    



Making Connections: Strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders to promote trans-boundary implementation of the Lower Danube Green Corridor, funded by BBI Matra
Client: World Wide Fund for Nature International – Danube-Carpathian Program



"Sustainable Management of Pastures and Meadows" Training for
the National Agriculture Advisory Services (May - July 2006)
Client: Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Bulgaria Project, funded by UNDP
 
      



Technical Assistance for Water Quality Management of Arda River, PHARE CBC BG 2003/005-630.05 (Arda River Basin, Bulgaria/Greece) - (April 2006 June 2007)
Client: ARCADIS (the Netherlands) executing the project in cooperation with BB&T (Sofia)



Support for preservation of the authentic women's singing tradition on the
border of Rila National Park (2005 - 2007)
Primary donor: Norbert H. Hardner Foundation, USA
 
           



Conservation of globally important biodiversity in the grasslands of the Ponor Mountains through support for the traditional local economy (April - December 2005)
Client: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds funded by UNDP
 
       



Model for Community Based Sustainable Tourism Development in the Area around Rila National Park, Bulgaria (November 2004 - November 2005)
Client: PanParks Foundation through the Rila National Park Directorate
 
         



Natonal Biodiversity Action Plan Development 2005-2010 (November 2004 - June 2005)
Client: Ministry of Environment and Waters (MOEW) through the Institute of Botany, BAS
 
  



Stakeholders Involvement in Nature Parks Management Plans Development Process in Bulgaria (November 2004 - March 2005)
Client: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).



Around Bulgarian Protected Areas Study Tour (November 2004)
Client: The Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Recourses Management Project in Turkey in collaboration with the World Bank and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)