Funding

Besides their moral support for the conservation of Bulgarian nature, our members support us financially too through their annual membership fee.

Hundreds of people also support us financially through donations for individual causes or for the general activities of the organization. We are exceptionally grateful for this support that reflects the public’s trust in the BSPB too.

Regardless of the membership fee and the individual donors the BSPB needs significant additional funds in order to carry out its conservation strategy. For that we rely mostly on project funding by private donors and international programmes, mostly those of the European Union. The BSPB does not receive any direct financing by the Bulgarian state. In the last 10 years the major source of project funding is the LIFE+ Programme of the EU.

Since its foundation to the present moment the activities of the BSPB have been funded by the following organizations – private, governmental and non-governmental:

  • Aage V. Jensen Charity
  • African Bird Club
  • ARK Foundation
  • B.S.P.B Germany
  • BSPB – UK
  • BirdLife International
  • Club 300 Foundation
  • Coca-Cola HBC
  • DOF/BirdLife Danmark
  • EOG Association for Conservation
  • Fondation de France
  • Frankfurt zoological society
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, USA
  • Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux/BirdLife France
  • Little Owl
  • Milleu Contact East Europe
  • Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds/RSPB BirdLife UK
  • Rufford Small Grants Foundation
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UNDP-Rhodope Project
  • Whitley Fund for Nature
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Fekta Architectural Studio
  • British Embassy in Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian – Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Programme
  • Ramsar Convention Bureau
  • Directorate-General for Environment at the European Commission
  • Global Forest Coalition
  • Global Environment Facility through the UN Development Programme (GEF)
  • Moto-Pfohe’s Donor Programme
  • David Broadley (Richmond & Twickenham RSPB Group)
  • European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
  • Peace Corps, USA
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Ministry of the Environment and Public Works of Greece
  • Ministry of Environment and Water
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
  • Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007–2013
  • Operational Programme Environment
  • Taipei Representative Office for Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria
  • Enterpise for Management of Environmental Protection Activities (EMEPA)
  • Friends of BSPB, USA
  • PHARE Access Programme
  • LIFE Programme of the European Union
  • M Tel Eco Grant Programme
  • Romania Bulgairia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007–2013
  • Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
  • Serdika Centre
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Sofia Municipality Programme Europe
  • BBC Wildlife Fund
  • EEA FM NGO Support Fund in Bulgaria 2004–2009
  • Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria, Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area
  • Alfred Tepfer Foundation
  • A. G. Leventis Foundation
  • Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation
  • America for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Black Vulture Conservation Foundation
  • Time Foundation
  • Frankfurt zoological society
  • Matra Programme, Embassy of the Netherlands
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Swiss Ornithological Institute
We guarantee that we spend the funding that we receive according to the donor’s will in adherence to Bulgarian legislation.

The BSPB is a membership organization registered in the public interest. The annual financial report of the BSPB is audited by an independent auditor that attests its adherence to the National Financial Reporting Standards for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The annual financial report of the BSPB is public; it is announced in the Trade Register and in the Central Register for non-profit legal entities in the public interest at the Registry Agency.

Every year the Management Board of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds presents the annual financial report to the General Assembly of members for approval.

The BSPB adheres to the good practices for good management of civil society organizations.

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