Measures for conservation and restoration of natural heritage in Bourgas and Enez

Project code:CB005.1.12.115
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2. Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:393830.42 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The project aims at increasing the technical capacity for measuring the water quality in Gala Lake (Turkey) through purchasing specialized equipment and physically improving the environmental conditions in Vaya Lake (Bulgaria) through investment activities.

The project envisages improvement of the overall capacity for nature protection and sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity in both lakes through conducting parallel structured studies of the ecological status of the waters, measuring pollutants, making recommendations and developing joint model for ecosystem services. During the project duration it will be implemented specialized training on environmental protection and preservation of biodiversity in Burgas and Enez and awareness-raising campaign. For the purposes of the project it will be delivered a vertical system for monitoring the waters of Gala Lake in Enez and the channel "Vaya Lake - Black Sea" in Burgas will be cleaned.

The implementation of the project will improve the capacity of the project partners in the area of nature protection will be improved, including their potential for collaboration in developing and executing joint initiatives targeting at sustainable using of natural resources and protection of the biodiversity. In addition, the investment activities carried out will lead to direct mprovement of the ecological conditions in Vaya Lake and Gala Lake.

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Leading partner
District Governorship Burgas
District Governorship Enez