Green Balkans is a leading organization in the field of conservation of rare species and habitats in Bulgaria.
Green Balkans operates in accordance with the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act (OJ, issue 81 of 6.10.2000). The Society has been registered with the Central Register of Non-Profit Legal Entities at the Ministry of Justice as an organization of “public benefit”.
The Organization was established in 1988 being Bulgaria’s oldest nature conservation NGO. For its almost 20 years’ existence, Green Balkans has won recognition from international and national institutions, authorities, and donors as a welcome partner and a highly reputable and competent organization. This is proven by the public confidence in the Organization and its almost 4,500 Bulgarian and foreign members.
Thanks to Green Balkans’ hundreds of volunteers and experts, as well as the international and national support, the Society achieved significant results in the preservation of Bulgaria’s unique natural heritage.
More than 110 projects have been implemented, as their investment in nature conservation exceeds $ 3,5 million.
Green Balkans is a NON-profit, NON-governmental, and NON-political organization.
For that reason, and based on the principles set out in the Organization’s Statutes, Green Balkans does not deal with political issues, neither does it participate in the political forces’ campaigns.
For its almost 20 years’ history, Green Balkans has proven to be a genuine and impartial defender of Bulgaria’s nature, regardless of the political parties in power and the policy they proclaim, and despite the risks of collisions with the political forces or the managing institutions.
Green Balkans is an active member of a number of prestigious and competent international networks and organizations, among which:
Conservation Volunteers Alliance (CVA) www.conservationvolunteers.org
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) www.iwrs-online.org
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) www.conbio.net
Central and East European Working Group for the Enhancement of Biodiversity (CEEweb for biodiversity) www.ceeweb.org
East-European Griffon Vulture Working Group and the Pygmy Cormorant Working Group
Danube Environmental Forum (DEF) www.defyu.org.yu
Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) www.bblf.bg