Webinar – Agriculture in Natura 2000 – opportunities and regulations

We invite all interested people to register for participation in the organized webinar about Agriculture in Natura 2000 – opportunities and regulations. The webinar will be held on 18 March 2021 from 12:00 h via  Zoom where you can watch and participate live. Or you can watch the webinar’s recording on the website of the event from the menu /left/ with the access code that you have received on your e-mail and enter it in the field “Log In”. You can do the same on Dnevnik.bg.

The online training will present expertise about farming and livestock breeding in the territory of the Natura 2000 European network.

It is aimed  at people working in agriculture for  whom the regulations for  business development in protected areas, good practices stimulated with subsidies for biodiversity conservation and the regulations for application of these good practices are very important.

Lidiya Chakrakchieva – head expert in the “Environment and climate” department at  the “Rural development” directorate at the Ministry of  Agriculture, Food and Forestry, will present compensatory payments for measure 10 “Agri-environment and climate”,  measure 12 “Natura 2000 and Water framework directive payments” and measure 14 “Аnimal welfare  payments”, updated on 22 December 2020, regulations for grazing practices  in protected areas, as well as expectations for finance during the forthcoming new programme period.

Chavdar Gusev – botanist at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with research contributions in the use of natural plant resources for agricultural needs (grazing, mowing and others) and their conservation (protected areas, agri-environmental measures) will present the importance  of applying measures for grazing and other good practices for economic activities in the Natura 2000 network territory.

Stoilko Apostolov – veterinarian and Bioselena Foundation director, working for the support of organic production and rural policy advocacy, will tell us about the development of the commercial advantages of food  products produced with proved environmentally friendly techniques and in protected areas of the Natura 2000 network.

The webinar will be held on 18 March 2021 from 12:00 h via Zoom. You can ask your questions in advance HERE, if they are connected with a specific habitat or agricultural activity, so that you can receive the most accurate answer.

Participation is free of charge, but requires a compulsory registration HERE.
The webinar is part of the “Natura 2000 – New Horizons” project https://greenbalkans.org/natura2000/newhorisons/en/, which aims to present  up to date information about the protected species and habitats of European importance in Bulgaria. The project is realized  with the financial support of the Life Programme of the European Union and is implemented by Green Balkans, Economedia, Darik Radio and Hobby TV.

Natura 2000
Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of the territory of Bulgaria falls within the scope of the network - 120 areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 areas for the protection of natural habitats.

Vera Staevska – Econоmedia, e-mail: vera.staevska@dnevnik.bg
Aneliya Pavlova – Green Balkans, tel. +359899269576, e-mail: apavlova@greenbalkans.org

Green Balkans
Hobby Tv
Natura 2000