Type of project:
Pilot projects focusing on supporting key wildlife species being present in more natural densities, showing their role in the ecosystem, Projects based on a stewardship anchored in respect for land, water, and all living things, with a management striving to support natural processes and utilize nature’s own mechanism, Re-introductions / re-stockings of locally extinct or rare key wildlife species, or breeding of such species with the goal to release them into the wild, Successful agreements with water management entities about changing water management methods to allow for natural processes
Aim and vision:
To restore natural wetlands, grasslands and forest ecosystems of the area with their characteristic species.
Create a model area for wetland and grassland conservation, restoration and education, playing an important role for ensuring sustainable livelihood, good water quality, wastewater cleaning and potable water to the people from 4 municipalities.
Uniqueness of the project:
The area contains the last conserved karst marshes in Bulgaria and one of the few on the Balkan Peninsula. The vast wet grasslands are unique because of their natural flooding regime and the relict flora. The complex shelters vast diversity of plants and animal species characteristic and rare for the region.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Recreational activities, Research