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Restoration and sustainable management of forest eco-systems in Vitosha Natural Park, Bulgaria. Vitosha Mountain by the Balkan Peninsula was the first area to be designated a National Park in Bulgaria. It is surrounded by Sofia Valley to the north and southwest and Pernik valley to the southeast.


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Contact Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) for Central and Eastern Europe 

Annagylyjova, Jamal
RCU Programme Officer
Tel: +49 228 815 2879
Email: jannagylyjova(at)
Fax: +49 228 815 2898/99
Langer Eugen
D-53113 Bonn
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Eurosoil 2016 Congress to be held on 17-22 June 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 5th Eurosoil 2016 Congress will be held between 17 and 22 July 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. It will be organized by the European Confederation of the Soil Science Societies and the Soil Science Society of Turkey, under the auspices of Ministry of Forest > more
Land Degradation Neutrality round table took place in Minsk, Belarus, 24 September 2015
A round table on Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) was hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus on 24 September 2015 > more
The GEF Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECW) took place in Belarus, 22-24 September 2015
The GEF Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECW) took place in Minsk, Belarus from 22-24 September 2015 > more
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Combating desertification in Central and Eastern Europe 

Soil degradation and desertification is intense in Central and Eastern Europe. Although the process and degree of soil degradation in CEE region is varying considerably from country to country, the vulnerability of the region to this hazard is evident and estimated to be increasing.

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Central and Eastern Europe: Regional cooperation

The region’s particular concerns are addressed by the Convention’s regional implementation Annex V which is the youngest annex in the Convention as it entered into force in 2001 .

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