Archive for November, 2007

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Let Nature Remain in Bulgaria

November 26, 2007

RILA BUFFER EXCLUDED FROM BULGARIA’S NATURA 2000 NETWORK

 “Street Barricades Fail to Save nature” Inter Press Service

When the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the final list of nature sites to be protected, it excluded precisely those areas that are most spectacular, and most interesting for tourism developers.

 http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=40409

 

Valentina Petrova

 

30 Nov 2007 Sofia Echo

Photo:

Valentina Petrova

 

Natura 2000 would not include zones which are already part of municipal master plans, Parliament decided on November 29.
This drastically reduced the Bulgarian part of the European ecological network.

Approved Natura 2000 zones cover 33.8 per cent of the country. Realistically, no more than 20 per cent would remain, because the rest was already part of municipal master plans, Dnevnik daily said.

Excluded from Natura 2000 were the Rila Buffer zone, parts of Kaliakra and Emine.

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