GRASSLAND: Assessment and Mapping of GRASSLAND Ecosystems Condition and Their Services in Bulgaria, Contract № D 33-90/03.09.2015

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The project is financed by Programme BG03 "Biodiversity and ecosystems", and co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (FM of EEA 2009-2014) with contract № D-33-90/03.09.2015, concluded between Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER-BAS) and Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW).

Duration: 2015.09.03 – 2017.04.30

Thematic area: Biodiversity, Describe and evaluate the grasslands, Environmental management

Beneficiary: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER – BAS)

Partners: Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC, Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds - BSPB, Biosphere Consult Ltd.

The project aims to ensure an opportunity to explore various issues related to the availability of grassland ecosystems, combined with the long-term preservation of their potential. The project will contribute original information about the grasslands outside the Natura 2000 network, about their distribution, biophysical parameters and capacity for commercial use. Hence we will directly contribute to the sustainable management of grasslands in Bulgaria. The collected and processed information will be fed into the National Information System on Biodiversity to establish a reliable source for monitoring changes and implement adequate conservation measures.

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