Results

  • Information and data base on cetacean strandings along Southern Bulgarian Black Sea coas fro the period 2010-2015 are collected and submited to the international data base for Mediterranean and Black Sea – MEDACES, managed by University of Valencia, Spain.
  • Pilot use of the study technique "Photo-identification of dolphins" and developed first catalogu for the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea – BULFINS 2012, including 20 individuals of bottlenose and 3 individuals of common dolphin.
  • Developed proposals for two monitoring methodologies to the National System for Biodiversity Monitoring: "Collecting data on cetacean strandings" and "Photo-identification of dolphins".
  • Organised trainings for municipal ecologists in all coastal municipalities in Bulgaria on collecting data and how to react in cases of cetacean strandings. All ecologists in those 13 municipalities and biodiversity experts in Environmental Inspectorates - Burgas and Varna are equipped with tool kits for data collection on cetacean strandings.
  • Published and distributed "Manual on data collection on stranded cetaceans along Bulgarian Black Sea coast" free available in electronic copy here
  • In 2013, Green Balkans NGO has become the first institution in Bulgaria to aquire ACCOBAMS Partner status.  
  • Green Balkans NGO expert – Dimitar Popov is member (alternate for Black Sea region) of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee.
  • Green Balkans NGO expert was part of the international team of experts appointed by ACCOBAMS Secretariat to review and update "Conservation Plan for Black Sea cetaceans" in 2014. 
  • Green Balkans NGO experts contribute to the development of National Reports to ACCOBAMS.


Reports

Pilot photo-identification activities along Southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast 10 Mb (pdf) download
Building capacities of Bulgarian Black Sea municipalities on cetacean strandings 3 Mb (pdf) download
Black Sea Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta) bycatch mitigation in the Bulgarian waters of the Black Sea 2 Mb (pdf) download


Articles

Studying of the distribution and abundance of marine mammals in the Bulgarian Black Sea area by combination of visual and acoustic observations 355 Kb (pdf) download
Pilot Line-transect Surveys of Cetaceans in a Bulgarian Marine Protected Area: BG0001007 Strandzha Site 833 Kb (pdf) download


Posters

Cetacean stranding network (CSN) in Bulgaria: development and results 830 Kb (pdf) download
Winter distribution of Cetaceans in Bulgarian Black Sea 304 Kb (pdf) download
CeNoBS a step closer in completing a generation dream: basin-wide survey of cetaceans in ACCOBAMS area 2 Mb (pdf) download
Pingers as cetacean bycatch mitigation measure in Bulgarian turbot fishery 1 Mb (pdf) download