2011 Results Notes - Bulgaria: Wetland Restoration and Pollution Reduction Project
1. The project piloted restoration of 4035 ha of former marshes (double the original target) in two protected areas and brought under improvement management and protection 27 700 ha with globally significant biodiversity habitats. 2. Fifty-five small grant projects have been successfully implemented on the two project sites under the âSmall Grant Program for Biodiversity Conservationâ. The projects were targeted at raising public awareness of biodiversity conservation mainly among young people. The execution of the program involved 23 NGOs, about 65 leading experts, nearly 5500 students and about 250 children from kindergartens. 3. The project introduced a new idea and brought to a turnaround in perceptions â wetlands are now seen not only as a beautiful wildlife habitat, but also as contributing to sustainable development and economic growth. They bring environmental and economic benefits, and act as a buffer against floods.
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