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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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The World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June in Central and Eastern Europe
See how Central and Eastern Europe celebrated the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June > more
The European Commission - moving towards a land-degradation-neutral world
In the latest Communication the European Commission recognizes desertification, land degradation and droughts as one of global pressing concerns. > more
Training workshop on the 2014 national reporting, Szentendre, Hungary, May 20-22
On May 20-22 the training workshop on UNCCD national reporting was held at the Head Office of the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in the city of Szentendre, Hungary > 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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