• Forest Logging in Bulgaria Exceeded Planting in 2006-2012, Land Cover Observation Project Shows

    Sofia, November 27 (BTA) – More Bulgarian forest was cleared than planted between 2006 and 2012, according to Anton Stoimenov of the Space Research and Technology Institute with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

    The Institute is a subcontractor of the CORINE Land Cover 2012 project. The observation is part of an international project and is done by the Executive Environment Agency (ExEA) with support from the EU and the Copernicus Programme. Its aim is to monitor
    and register changes in forest, water and agricultural areas,  pastures and anthropogenic sites. The survey is done once every six years and shows the changes in the country’s land cover on a digital map, the Agency’s Executive Director Vanya Grigorova told a news conference.  MORE