Bulgaria activists win case to save UNESCO-listed forest; AFP

Environmentalists in Bulgaria scored a victory Wednesday in a long-running court battle to prevent enlargement of a ski resort in the Pirin mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a ruling that cannot be appealed, Bulgaria’s supreme administrative court overturned controversial changes made

Source: Bulgaria activists win case to save UNESCO-listed forest

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Conservation wins in the Danube-Carpathian region in 2018; WWF

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on what we have accomplished…

Source: Conservation wins in the Danube-Carpathian region in 2018

Fourteenth-century church in Bulgaria’s Nessebur re-opened after US-funded restoration; Sofia Globe

US ambassador Eric Rubin, Nessebur mayor Nikolai Dimitrov, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and Deputy Culture Minister Amelia Gesheva officially re-opened on November 8 the 14th century medieval…

Source: Fourteenth-century church in Bulgaria’s Nessebur re-opened after US-funded restoration

From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour; Get Your Guide

See 2 of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an exciting minibus tour from Sofia. Go to Rila Monastery and get breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Then, see stunning frescoes from the Bulgarian National Revival at Boyana Church.

Source: From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour

Plans to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction are illegal, Court rules

WWF and other NGOs in the For the Nature coalition have won a second court case against the government of Bulgaria’s plans to open Pirin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bulgaria’s…..

Source: Plans to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction are illega

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List; EU Scoop

Source: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List; EU Scoop

SOFIA, BULGARIA – The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is one of the biggest discoveries in the last 30 years in Bulgaria. Attracting many tourists from all parts of Bulgaria, the tomb has already gained popularity at the international level thanks to its presence on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

European Parliament and Commission Divided on National Parks in Bulgaria; Brussels Times

Two national parks in Bulgaria are threatened by construction plans according to a letter sent last week to the European Commission by representatives of all major political groups in the European Parliament. The MEPs call on the Commission to launch an infringement procedure against Bulgaria as a matter of urgency.

Source: European Parliament and Commission Divided on National Parks in Bulgaria – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

MEPs call on EC to launch infringement procedure to save Pirin and Kresna Gorge; WWF

A critical situation in two areas protected under EU law in Bulgaria.

Source: MEPs call on EC to launch infringement procedure to save Pirin and Kre

Important UNESCO decision to protect Pirin is set for adoption, but Bulgarian authorities may intervene to water it down; WWF

Pirin is home to iconic species such as brown bears, grey wolves and the lesser spotted eagle

Source: Important UNESCO decision to protect Pirin is set for adoption, but Bu