Management Plans for 4 Nature Reserves – Ali botush, Kongura, Orelyak and Sokolata

Ali botush Nature Reserve, Kongura Nature Reserve, Sokolata Nature Reserve and Orelyak Nature Reserve are located in Slavyanka, Belasitsa, Pirin and Malashevska mountains, Southeastern Bulgaria.

A team of more than 40 experts participated in the elaboration of the reserves’ management plans.

The project activities included:

  • Field and desk surveys
  • Mapping of the plant and animal species and the natural habitats in the reserves’ territory
  • Analyses and assessments based on the gathered data
  • Elaboration of expert reports
  • Creating vision for the future management of the reserves and proposal of conservational and tourism development activities within the legislation limits and requirements

The plans were elaborated under DIR-5113325-5-94 Activities for sustainable management of Sokolata Nature Reserve, Kongura Nature Reserve, Ali botush Nature Reserve, Orelyak Nature Reserve and Tamnata gora Managed Reserve Project.