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BG161PO005/08/3.0/01/05 Preservation and restoration of biodiversity in the Republic of Bulgaria

Date announced: November 3, 2008
Dead line for documents: January 15, 2009

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

OPEN COMPETITION - BASED PROJECT SELECTION PROCEDURE
WITH A FIXED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
UNDER OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME ENVIRONMENT 2007 - 2013


The Ministry of Environment and Water opens a grant procedure under Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013 BG161PO005/08/3.0/01/05 Preservation and restoration of biodiversity in the Republic of Bulgaria. The procedure is an open competition-based project selection procedure with a fixed deadline for application.

Potential beneficiaries:

  • Regional Inspectorates of Environment and Water;
  • National Parks Directorates;
  • Natural Parks Directorates;
  • Regional Forests Directorates;
  • Municipal administrations;
  • Non-profit organizations - registered under the Non-Profit Corporate Bodies Act

The concrete objective of the procedure BG161PO005/08/3.0/01/05 Preservation and restoration of biodiversity in the Republic of Bulgaria is preservation, maintenance and where necessary restoration of priority habitats and species, including those within the National Environmental Network. The financial support is provided by the European Regional Development Fund. Projects should be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. Indicative types of activities envisaged for financing under the procedure:

  • Activities related to preservation, maintenance and where necessary restoration of habitats and/or populations of species, including construction of facilities and if necessary biological and ecological studies directly related to the management of the populations of those species;
  • Activities related to limitation of the negative impact of invasive species;
  • Implementation of activities reducing the climate change impact on biodiversity;
  • Implementation of activities in line with the approved protected areas management plans or with action plans related to species;
  • Taking an inventory of forests on the territory of strict nature reserves and managed nature reserves;
  • Implementation of information activities and improvement of visitors infrastructure (construction/reconstruction/equipment of information/visitors centers, eco-trails, marking etc);

Project proposals may include one activity or combination of several activities listed above and described in components in the Guidelines for Application under the current procedure. All activities included in the project proposals should be directly related to the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.

The total amount of the grant under BG161PO005/08/3.0/01/05 Preservation and restoration of biodiversity in the Republic of Bulgaria is 13 098 930 leva.


You can find all application documents (in Bulgarian language) - Guidelines for Application, Application Form and Annexes at: www.ope.moew.government.bg, as well as at: www.eufunds.bg.

The deadline for application is 15 January 2009.

Project proposals 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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