PROTECTED TERRITORIES IN BULGARIA AND DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM

GEORGI L. GEORGIEV

DESISLAVA STOILOVA

 

Abstract

This paper is intended to present and study the main categories of protected territories of global and national importance. The main categories protected territories in Bulgaria, namely reserves, national and natural parks, protected areas, and natural monuments have been characterized. They are presented as territories of great recreational potential and a base for development of ecotourism. The main ecotourist destinations are pointed out in parallel to the analysis of crucial challenges of ecotourism development in Bulgaria.

 

Key words

ecotourism, tourist destination, protected territories, national parks, natural parks

 

References

Georgiev, G., Criteria and Indicators for Recreational Assessment of the Protected Territories’ Biodiversity in Bulgaria, in Problems of the Geography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, 2005, p.1-24

Georgiev, G., National and Natural Parks and Reserves in Bulgaria, Sofia, 2005

National Strategy and Plan for Development of the Ecotourism in Bulgaria, Sofia, The Ministry of Environment and Waters of the Republic of Bulgaria, 2004

 

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