Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF) is non-governmental nonprofit organization working for nature conservation in Bulgaria and neighbouring countries and especially for key regions as Central Balkan, Pirin, Burgas Wetlands, Strandja Park, Osogovo and Belasitsa. More than 20 years BBF supports civil participation in managing natural resources and protected areas (PA), changing environmental legislation, presenting
sustainable business models, enhancing organizational cooperation, raising public awareness on the issues of biodiversity and nature protection.
Individually and in partnerships, BBF has developed 15 Management Plans for PA and 15 Action Plans for endangered species from the IUCN Red List, prepared the documentation for declaring of 3 Nature Parks, 11 protected sites and three new Ramsar sites. Target habitats and associated species include: High mountain meadows, pastures and forests (Balkan Chamois, Lilium spec, European Brown Bear, Capercaillie,
Three-toed Woodpecker); Beech forests (White-backed Woodpecker); Wetlands (Red-breasted goose, Dalmatian pelican, Avocet); Humid Meadows (Orchids); Dry grasslands (Marbled polecat, Orchids, Tortoises), sand dunes and carst complexes.
BBF’s main operational areas are Protected areas and NATURA 2000, Green Belt and Biosphere reserves, Endangered Species, Sustainable tourism, Environmental Educational, Public campaigns and coalitions. BBF gained substantial experience in project management and mediation. The trustworthy team with excellent
capacity led and managed more than 20 national and trans-boundary projects with
European/national/private donor funding.
BBF is a member of IUCN, CEEweb, European Green Belt Association, Bulgarian Donor’s Forum, Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism and ForTheNature in Bulgaria Coalition and a wide range of different international partners.