FEMA: Fresh Water Ecosystem Services Mapping and Assessment in Bulgaria, Contract № D-33-87/27.08.2015

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The project is financed by Programme BG03 "Biodiversity and ecosystems", and co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (FM of EEA 2009-2014) with contract № D-33-87/27.08.2015, concluded between Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (IBER-BAS) and Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW).

Duration: 2015.08.57 – 2017.04.30

Thematic area: Biodiversity, Water management, Environmental management

Beneficiary: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER – BAS)

Partners: Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe – branch Bulgaria (REC Bulgaria), Club "Economika 2000"

The main goal of the project is the assessment of the freshwater ecosystems in Bulgaria by following the national methodology for assessment and by developing maps corresponding to the technical requirements of the National Information System for Biodiversity in freshwater basins, which are located outside the Natura 2000 network and/or other protected areas. The overall goal of the project is to improve the integration of biodiversity into sectoral policies, in particular in the management of water resources, including an assessment of ecosystem goods/benefits and services that freshwater ecosystems provide to people and society.

More information about the project: www.freshwater-ecoservices-bg.eu