Green Balkans Pomorie BBF Tour du valat Life Programme Natura2000



Study visit of Pomorie Lake by Turkish experts

On October 4, a study visit of Turkish experts to Pomorie Lake took place. The visit was part of the Eagles Beyond Borders project № CB005.2.12.108, funded by the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria - Turkey program and implemented by Reconstruction and Development Union - Haskovo and Association of Back to Nature – Turkey. The aim of the study visit was to acquaint representatives of the Turkish institutions and NGOs with the protected areas in NATURA 2000 and the Bulgarian experience in protecting the Imperial Eagle and biodiversity in general.

During the visit of the Turkish experts, a presentation was made by representatives of Green Balkans NGO, who introduced them to the recently launched project LIFE 19/NAT/BG/000804 "Protection of the coastal lagoon Pomorie Lake" and its main activities. The NGO is a partner in the project together with M-Pomorie Salinas EOOD, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation and Biological Station Tour du Valat, France. The visitors were introduced to the protected area's complex of Pomorie Lake - their importance, biodiversity, threats and the activities of the Green Balkans NGO for protection and study of this important wetland. Special attention was paid to the problems and proposed solutions with the new project for the restoration of hydrological balance and salinity of the lagoon. Unfortunately, a negative experience was shared concerning unregulated water sports practising in both Pomorie Lake and Longoz Forests of Igneada National Park. The guests had the opportunity to see the numerous autumn inhabitants of the lagoon, as due to the active stage of the migration process at the moment the bird diversity was high.

Project LIFE 19/NAT/BG/000804 "Conservation of Pomorie Lake coastal lagoon" is co-financed by financial instrument LIFE of the EU.