Protection of sustainable FOREst eCosystems in Strandja/Yildiz mountain under climate changeS conditions - FORECAST

Project code:CB005.1.12.024
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2. Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:112688.77 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.06.2018
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

The overall objective of the project is improving the protection of the forest ecosystems under the conditions of climate problems and their impact on forest ecosystems in Strandja/Yildiz Mountain.

Within the project a press conference "Protection of sustainable forest ecosystems in Strandja/Yildiz Mountain under climate changes conditions – FORECAST” will be organized in Demirkoy (Turkey).

A seminar "Forest management in climate change conditions” will be held in Sozopol (Bulgaria), three-days seminars “Sustainable use of the common nature resources in the cross-border area” will be organized in Igneada (Turkey). During the two seminars the representatives of the local authorities from Bulgaria and Turkey, scientists and forester experts will identify the most important strengths and weaknesses for both countries in terms of forest management in Stramdja/Yildiz mountatin, the impact of natural disasters in the cross border region and forecast for future damage in terms of climate changes.

The project implementation will  improve the technical capabilities of  both partners, improve the human capacity and exchange of good practices for sustainable use and management of the common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area.  The project will increase the awareness of the general population of the target municipalities about the protection of forest ecosystems.               



Leading partner
Regional Forest Directorate Bourgas
Directorate of Demirkoy Forest Management