Non-profit ORGANIZATION FOR CONSERVATION ONE NATURE and Demirköy Forestry - Turkey (Lead Partner) joined for the project "ORCHIS - Research, Conservation and Habitats of Orchids in Strandzha" No: CB005.1.12.025, funded under the Program of the European Union for Cross-Border Cooperation INTERREG-IPA Bulgaria-Turkey 2014-2020.
The project has a duration of 1 year and a budget of 109 456.21 euro.
The main objective of the project is improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area. The project envisions development and implementation of joint conservation activities specifically on the orchid species in the protected area of Strandzha with the help of innovative concept – using specialized software to aid the determination of species and assess their habitat status.
The main activities are conduction of a field studies to reveal the species composition, number and distribution of wild orchids on the territory of Strandzha Mountain and the development and implementation of specialized software for their determination and monitoring on terrain.
• conduct a joint study of wild orchid species, their populations and habitats in Strandzha, giving a comprehensive picture of the region on both sides of the border.
• build cross-border cooperation capacity in the field of habitat monitoring and species conservation, which to regroup potential threats to species and their habitats throughout the territory of Strandzha on time and to advice on necessary measures and how to overcome them.
The project is co-funded by EU trough the Bulgaria–Turkey IPA Cross-border Programme 2014-2020.
This publication was created with the support of the European Union through the CBC Program INTERREG-IPP Bulgaria-Turkey 2014-2020 (CCI No. 2014TC16I5CB005). The content of this brochure is the sole responsibility of Non-profit Organization for preservation One Nature and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Program.