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BG161PO005/09/3.1/01/08 Development of NATURA 2000 Network

Date announced: February 27, 2009
Dead line for documents: April 30, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECT AWARD PROCEDURE UNDER OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME ENVIRONMENT 2007 - 2013

The Ministry of Environment and Water opens a direct award procedure with a fixed deadline for application BG161PO005/09/3.1/01/08 Development of NATURA 2000 Network under Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013.

Specific beneficiary:

  • Following § 1, point 9 of the Supplemental provisions of Council of Ministers Decree 121/2007 (Promulgated SG No 45/08.06.2007, amended SG No 38/11.04.2008, amended SG No 61/08.07.2008, amended SG No 81/16.09.2008, amended SG No 95/04.11.2008, amended SG No 7/27.01.2009, amended SG No 16/27.02.2009), specific beneficiary under the current procedure is National Nature Protection Service Directorate (NNPS) according to its functions under the Rules of Organization of the Ministry of Environment and Water to perform the management and the control on the National Ecological Network, including NATURA 2000 Network.

Procedure BG161PO005/09/3.1/01/08 Development of NATURA 2000 Network shall support the establishment and development of NATURA 2000 Network in Bulgaria providing basic information on the conservation status of species and habitats under Directive 79/409/ЕEC and Directive 92/43/ЕEC, aimed at subsequent preparation and adoption of protected areas management plans, promotion of the objectives of NATURA 2000 Network among the population and the administrations and improvement of the capacity and the technical equipment of NNPS Directorate and MOEW regional structures on control of the activities in the protected areas.

The financial support under the procedure will be provided by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.

The projects will be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Indicative activities to be financed under the procedure:

  • Mapping of habitats and species under Directive 79/409/ЕEC and Directive 92/43/ЕEC;
  • Establishment of the conservation status of habitats and species under Directive 79/409/ЕEC and Directive 92/43/ЕEC;
  • Study of the national distribution of habitats and species under Annex 2 of the Biodiversity Act that have not been studied enough with regard to collection of information for the purposes of reporting under Article 17;
  • Study of the compatibility of certain habitats and species in Republic of Bulgaria with the EC requirements;
  • Development or update and introduction of a common data base system to define the cumulative effect of investment proposals implementation;
  • Development and adoption of methods on establishment of а favorable conservation status of habitats and species;
  • Development of a national information and communication strategy on NATURA 2000 Network;
  • Purchase of tangible fixed assets (including IT), directly related to and necessary to the implementation of the project objectives.

The project proposals may include one or several activities listed above in order to achieve the procedure objective.

The total amount of the grant to be allocated under BG161PO005/09/3.1/01/08 Development of NATURA 2000 Network is 36 067 770 BGN.

The deadlines for application are 31 March 2009 and 30 April 2009, 5:00 p.m.

The project proposal should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Water, Cohesion Policy for Environment Directorate, Programme Management and Evaluation Department, 22 Maria Louisa Blvd., 1000 Sofia.

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