Priority axis Sustainability-Climate adaptability
Investment priorities 6d
Call 2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4
Lead Beneficiary Regional Forest Directorate - Kardzhali
Partners Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Management Body of Dadia – Lefkimi – Soufli Forest National Park
Budget € 459.652,00
The project is focused on the application of entomopathogenic fungus E. maimaiga as environmental safe biocontrol agent providing: significant reductions of economic losses caused by the selected model pests in the border forestry, increased resilience of forest ecosystems to biotic and abiotic factors, much lower risks to the environment and human health, tools for risk assessment and management minimizing chemical treatments.

The general project objective is the prompt and effective protection and safeguard of the flora and fauna from biological and human danger and the prevention and minimization of the negative impact of possible disasters. It will be reached through integrated innovative methods for forest protection by using natural pest control and the developed common CBC polices for fighting biohazards; improved qualification and instrumentation of the competent authorities to carry out interventions of preservation, protection and monitoring of biodiversity systems and increased public awareness of the problems and policies for balanced biodiversity protection.

The project's scientific research and innovations will be valuable also for all the forest Directorates, eco-organizations, municipalities, national authorities and academic institutions on local, national and EU level.

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