Welcome to the official webpage of the Bulgaria ESP national network. If you would like to visit this network’s discussion board, please click here (members only).

Lead team

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Introduction & Objectives

ESP National Networks aim to improve decision making on ecosystem services by providing a platform for researchers, government, non-government, business, industry and communities to exchange information and experiences on the theoretical and practical application of ecosystem services at local to national scales.

The first ecosystem services related activity was carried out in 2007 under a GEF funded Rhodope project with an assessment of ES in 18 municipalities in the area of Rhodope mountains. During the next years a research group at the National Institute of Geophysics Geodesy and Geography started activities on ES mapping and assessment in several case study areas. The most important event in the last years was the launch of national assessment of ecosystems and their services in 2014 which led to development of methodology for ES assessment and mapping. Currently there are nine projects that carry out mapping and assessment in the nine ecosystem types according to MAES typology.