We prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Water the complete documentation for the declaration of 114 protected areas for birds in accordance with the requirements of the pre-accession agreements with the EU – the basis for the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria. Years later, in 2018, practically all Important Bird Areas that were identified by the BSPB became areas in the Natura 2000 network.
Development of the first agri-environmental measures financed by the EU
The BSPB was actively involved in the development of agricultural measures for Bulgaria. Practically, the proposals of the BSPB form the basis for many of the agri-environmental measures. Proposals for aqua-environmental measures were submitted too.