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Drawing up a Management Plan for Balgarka Nature Park
Drawing up a Management Plan for Balgarka Nature Park
Site: Balgarka Nature Park (surface area 21 772,16 ha)
Subject: Drawing up a Management Plan for Balgarka Nature Park, implementing public consultations, participating in the legal procedures, as stipulated by the Protected Areas Act, part of the Plan adoption process. 
Conservation activities aimed at preserving two tortoise species - Testudo graeca and Еurotestudo hermanni
Conservation activities aimed at preserving two tortoise species - Testudo graeca and Еurotestudo hermanni
Sterna’s task was to support “Sinite Kamani” Nature Park Directorate in the efforts made for the restoration and conservation of the biological diversity in the territory of “Sinite Kamani” Nature Park, as well as for the planning of conservation measures needed to preserve both tortoise species found within the park’s territory – Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca) и Hermann's tortoise (Eurotestudo hermanni), under project No 5103020-15-658 “Habitat restoration and biodiversity conservation in Sinite Kamani Nature Park“, funded by OP “Environment” 2007-2014, axis 3 – Conservation of biological diversity. 
Developing an Appropriate Assessment Report on the compatibility of investment proposal “South Stream Gas Transmission Pipeline on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria” with the conservation objectives and the subject of protection of the Natura 2000
Developing an Appropriate Assessment Report on the compatibility of investment proposal “South Stream Gas Transmission Pipeline on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria” with the conservation objectives and the subject of protection of the Natura 2000
“South Stream” project involved the construction of a gas pipeline stretching from Russia, across the Black Sea aquatic territory to the Balkan Peninsula, for the transmission of Russian natural gas to the Central and South European countries.
The route of “South Stream” gas pipeline consisted of an offshore section in the Black Sea aquatic territory and several onshore sections across the territories of the relevant countries.