Executive Council

Veselin Valev

Chairman of BSPB

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.

Ivaylo Ivanov

Long-term BSPB regional coordinator for Northeastern Bulgaria, former manager of the BSPB companies.

Iliyan Iliev

Graduated in Biology and Chemistry at Sofia University. Has a successful business in the field of professional kitchen equipment. Never lose interest in bird conservation and nature; participates and supports the causes of non-governmental organizations.