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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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Strengthening regional cooperation to address environmental concerns in South Eastern Europe
On March 31st – April 1st 2014 in Podgorica, Montenegro the Environmental and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) embarked on a new decade in South Eastern Europe > more
Registrations are now open for the conference “Land as a resource” in Brussels, 19 June 2014
The European Commission will host a conference on sustainable land management “Land as a resource” on 19 June 2014 in Brussels > more
The first G8 Food Security Working Group Meeting
On February 27-28th the first G8 Working Meeting on Food Security within the framework of the Russia's G8 Presidency was held in Moscow > 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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