Bulgarian case studies

Case study 1: Western Stara planina

Western Stara Planina  © Ina Aneva


Type of farming: Extensive pasture, forests, small patches arable

GBI present: high

Change drivers / threats: Abandonment and conversion to forestry, climate change leading to fewer days of snow cover and higher incidence of flood events

Case study report for Western Stara planina


Case study 2: Plovdiv-Pazardzhik region

Plovdiv region © Ina Aneva


Type of farming: Arable, pasture, permanent crops, forests

GBI present: medium

Change drivers / threats: Intensification to monocultures. Industrialisation and urbanisation including water pollution, tourism pressures.

Case study report for Plovdiv-Pazardzhik region