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.