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Sep 27, 2012

A PROJECT OF THE NPD “RILSKI MANASTIR” FOR PROTECTION OF THE POPULATIONS OF SIGNIFICANT SPECIES CONSERVATION STARTED

Today in Kyustendil was held a press conference to launch the project “Implementation of activities included in the management plan for the natural park Rilski Manastir”. The project is worth BGN 918 and it is funded by Operational Programme “Environment 2007 – 2013”.

Beneficiary is Natural Pak Directorate “Rilski Manastir”. Participation in the project presentation took the management team, Regional Forest Directorate – Kyustendil, deputy – regional governors and others. The project aims to preserve and maintain the populations of conservation significant species: Spring Pasque flower /Pulsatilla vernalis/, Great Yellow Gentian /Gentiana lutea/, Spotted gentian /Gentiana punctata/, European yew /Taxus baccata/, Golden root /Rhodiola rosea/, Alpine Newt /Triturus alpestris /. It will also maintain local population of chamois /Rupicarpa rupicarpa /.

Envisaged to construct of the eco path for people with disabilities and maintenance of seven tourist routes : Rila Monastery – Kirilova meadow; Kirilova meadow– Suhoto Lake – Kobilino reserve; Kirilova meadow – Tiha Rila – Hut Ribni Lakes – Smradlivo Lake; Dendrologichna path – Path of holy places; Kirilova meadow-Monastery’s lakes; Iliina River – Radovichka River – Hut Makedonia; Tiha Rila – Black Lake. The work includes marking and securing of the routes, reimbursement of summer marks etc. It will be situated and equipped visitor - information point in the area Kirilova meadow.

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