Executive Council

Emil Todorov

Former BSPB Regional Coordinator in Svishtov, winner of The Whitley Award for his work for the protection of birds in the region of lower Danube. At present works for the BirdLife partner in Romania.

Mariana Toteva

Economist with specialisation in agro economy in France and over 10 years of experience in the field of agriculture and regional development. She is an independent expert on agriculture and agricultural statistics.

Veselin Valev

Lawyer. By the end of 2014, he held the position of Jurisconsult in BSPB. He has been working to increase the administrative capacity of the organization and has supported the work of BSPB in the fight against illegal environmental permits.

Yuri Kornilev

Expert-herpetologist, defended a Master's degree in Florida. He is currently Associateassistant at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. He was a long-time volunteer of BSPB, responsible for nature conservation activities under the LIFE project “Life for the Bourgas Lakes (2011-2015).

Teodora Ivanova

Biologist and ecologist, PhD in conservation biology. Member and volunteer of BSPB since 1991. From 2008 to 2013 Public Relations and Membership Officer at BSPB. Expertise in communications, membership and nature education.


Assen Ignatov

Zoologist, painter and photographer at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. He is one of the founders of the BSPB. He has participated in many projects – Common birds monitoring scheme in Bulgaria, Bird migration monitoring, Atlas of Breeding Birds in Bulgaria, Natura 2000. He is a guide for tourists from abroad with a strong interest in the rich biodiversity and history of Bulgaria.