NATURA 2000 AS A MULTIPLYING FACTOR IN THE RECREATIONAL USAGEOF BULGARIA’S TOURISM RESOURCES

GEORGI L. GEORGIEV

 

Abstract

The European environmental network NATURA 2000 aims at the long-term preservation of the different types of natural habitats and populations of species, which are of European significance. A distinguishing feature of the Bulgarian flora, and of the modern and natural vegetation, is its endemicand relict character.Due to its middle and specific location in the West Palearctina of the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria possesses a particular interesting fauna. Taking into account all this biological diversity, one of the requirements, imposed to Bulgaria by the European Union in the process of its accession under Chapter 22 “Environment”, Sector “Preservation of Nature”, was the preparation up to the end of year 2006 of lists with Protected zones for establishing and sustaining within the country of a network of territories compliant in purpose and structure to the sites of the European environmental network NATURA 2000.

 

Key words

european environemntal network natura 2000, the bird directive, the habitats directive

 

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