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  • Minister Petar Dimitrov participated in the launch of the renovated hydroelectric power plant “Sestrimo”

    28 May, 2024 | 15:49
    Minister Petar Dimitrov participated in the launch of the renovated hydroelectric power plant “Sestrimo” - 01

    The Minister of Environment and Water eng. Petar Dimitrov participated in the launch of the renovated hydroelectric power plant (HPP) "Sestrimo", which took place today in the engine room of the plant. The official completion of the renovation of this HPP also marks the completion of the rehabilitation of the entire Belmeken-Sestrimo-Momina Klisura...

  • In Bulgaria on May 28 we mark today’s European Day of Parks

    24 May, 2024 | 11:00
    In Bulgaria on May 28 we mark today’s European Day of Parks - 01

    The European Day of Parks on 24 May has been declared by EUROPARC, the European Federation of National and Nature Parks. The initiative was launched in 1999 and aims to create a sense of closeness to nature, to raise public awareness of the importance of natural ecosystems preserved in protected areas. The date chosen is related to 24 May 1909, whe...

  • The Annual Grazing Plans for National Parks have been Approved

    23 May, 2024 | 16:25
    The Annual Grazing Plans for National Parks have been Approved - 01

    The directors of the directorates of national parks have approved the annual grazing and hay use plans for the national parks for 2024. On the basis of these plans and the procedures set out in them, grazing and haying permits will be issued to livestock keepers. The plans lay out the necessary preconditions for environmentally sound use of the pro...

  • An Operator with a Complex Permit in Ruse has been Fined for the Spread of Odors

    22 May, 2024 | 17:11
    An Operator with a Complex Permit in Ruse has been Fined for the Spread of Odors - 01

    The Director of the RIEW - Ruse Aneliya Nikolova fined Linamar Light Metals Ruse Ltd. 250 000 BGN for non-compliance with a condition in its complex permit. The penalty notice was served today to the legal representative of the company. The violation was detected on April 9, when in the period from 19:47 to 23:00 the inspection received 43 signals...

  • The MOEW held a Discussion on the River Basin Management Plan for the Black Sea Region and the Marine Strategy

    22 May, 2024 | 12:05
    The MOEW held a Discussion on the River Basin Management Plan for the Black Sea Region and the Marine Strategy - 01

    "The water quality of the Black Sea is of utmost importance for the environment and its rich biodiversity, as well as for people, economic activities, regional development, and tourism. Protection and measures to improve the condition of coastal waters and the marine environment are implemented through two strategic documents - the River Basin Mana...

  • May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity

    22 May, 2024 | 09:25
    May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity - 01

    Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. On this day, 196 international communities and member countries of the Convention on Biological Diversity call for daily efforts to protect biodiversity and its sustainable use. This year's theme is "Be Part of the Plan" and is a call to action for all stakeholders to address the root causes of ...

  • The literary competition "Mimi Pramatarova 2024" is themed "The huts of Rila are calling"

    21 May, 2024 | 12:56
    The literary competition

    The National Trust EcoFund (NTEF) in partnership with the Rila National Park and the “Environmental Forum Plus” Foundation announced for the eighteenth consecutive year the literary competition for the National Award for Nature Conservation "Mimi Pramatarova 2024" with the theme "The huts of Rila are calling". The contest is open to Bu...

  • The MOEW marks 32 years “Natura 2000” in the European Union

    21 May, 2024 | 09:00
    The MOEW marks 32 years “Natura 2000” in the European Union - 01

    May 21, 2024 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in the European Union (EU). The Ministry of the Environment and Water (MOEW), jointly with the regional inspectorates for environmental and water, the national park directorates, the basin directorates, and the Executive Environment Agency are celebrating the Euro...

  • We Mark May 20 - World Bee Day

    20 May, 2024 | 09:59
    We Mark May 20  - World Bee Day - 01

    May 20 was declared World Bee Day in December 2017 in New York with a resolution by the UN General Assembly with the full consensus of 115 countries, including all member states of the European Union. For the 7th time this year on 20 May we are paying special attention to bees, aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of bees and bee...

  • Minister Petar Dimitrov inspected for the second time within a month the cleaning of unregulated pollution in the Montana region

    17 May, 2024 | 17:03
    Minister Petar Dimitrov inspected for the second time within a month the cleaning of unregulated pollution in the Montana region - 01

      For the second time within a month, the Minister of Environment and Water Petar Dimitrov conducted an inspection in the Montana region in reaction to numerous reports of unregulated pollution. The inspection was carried out jointly with the member of parliament Petar Petrov, the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Montana and the Director o...

  • RIEW - Ruse imposed a new sanction on the water supply operator in Razgrad

    17 May, 2024 | 14:21
    RIEW - Ruse imposed a new sanction on the water supply operator in Razgrad - 01

      RIEW - Ruse imposed an ongoing monthly sanction in the amount of BGN 117 703 on "Water Supply Dunav" EOOD in Razgrad, operator of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant (UWTP). The administrative measure was imposed for identified deviations in the individual emission limits set in the company's discharge permit for a water body. The water s...

  • World Migration Bird Conservation Day

    11 May, 2024 | 11:14
    World Migration Bird Conservation Day - 01

    World Migratory Bird Conservation Day is a global campaign that has taken place every year since 2006. Its main aim is to raise awareness and highlight the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. The campaign is a tool to create wider awareness of the threats the migratory birds face, their ecological importance, and the need for inter...