The project "Preserving the natural heritage – a challenge beyond borders" (Beyond borders) is financed by the Bulgaria - Turkey IPA Cross-Border Programme CCI No: 2007CB16IPO008.


Did you know that:

Vultures are found in Bulgaria for millennia. During the 60s of the last century the number of birds has decreased dramatically. The reason is simple. People put poison in order to solve the problem with predators. A poisonous animals become food for the vultures. As a consequence, the number has decreased to only a few birds.



The territory of Bulgaria is inhabited by the following two types of tortoises - Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) and Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni). Both are protected by the law.

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) is a day bird of prey from the Falcons family occurring in Bulgaria. It is very rare on the Bulgarian territory and is protected by the law.








The project

"Preserving the natural heritage – a challenge beyond borders"


The overall objective is to contribute to the protection of the natural resources and ensure sustainable development through building capacity and awareness among local stakeholders for conservation and management of the biological diversity, protected areas and ecological networks as a whole. This objective is in compliance with the objectives of the cross-border cooperation program.

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"Bulgaria-Turkey" IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme




The Overall Strategic Goal of CBC Programme is to achieve balanced sustainable development build upon the key strengths of the Bulgaria-Turkey cross-border co-operation area in contribution to stronger European co-operation and integrity.


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