The largest dune complex in Bulgaria "Kamchiski Sands" is once again a protected area

Climate / Bulgaria , Ecology
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The outgoing Minister of Environment and Water, Julian Popov, issued an order to declare Kamchiski Sands a protected area. It is located in the lands of the village of Novo Oryahovo and the village of Shkorpilovtsi, Dolni chiflik municipality, Varna region, and has a total area of 4,537,794 decares. This was announced by the Ministry of Environment and Water.

The proposal for the protected area was made by non-governmental organizations and a procedure was carried out under the Protected Areas Act (PAA). Minister Yulian Popov restored the protected area "Kamchiski Sands", after in 2006 the order for its separation was declared null and void by a decision of the Supreme Administrative Court.

Protected area "Kamchiski Sands" has been declared in accordance with Art. 33, para. 1 of the AZT with the aim of protecting the largest dune complex in Bulgaria, which covers all types of dune habitats, wet depressions and wet areas among the dunes, as well as their transition to floodplain longose forests and oak forests and the habitat of plant and animal species, including in Appendix No. 2a and Appendix No. 3 to the Law on Biological Diversity (BL).

Activities that may lead to the destruction of protected objects are prohibited in the protected area, such as: construction, with the exception of major repairs and reconstruction of existing technical infrastructure and facilities; change of purpose and manner of permanent use; activities leading to a change in the hydrological regime; search, exploration and mining of underground resources and mining of aggregates; placement of movable objects, with the exception of objects related to the management and protection of the protected area; movement of motor vehicles outside existing roads, as the ban does not apply in disasters, emergency situations and for conducting fire-fighting, emergency, control and rescue activities; carrying out fellings, except for forced and sanitary ones, and removal of invasive species and bushy vegetation; lighting a fire; hunting; waste pollution.

The order is to be promulgated in the State Gazette.



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