„STUDY ON INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE USE OF COMMON NATURAL RESOURCES“
„This document is prepared under project CB005.1.12.153 "Improvement of the capacity for nature protection by enhancement of the cooperation between young environmentalists in Bolyarovo – Kofchaz municipalities". The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Turkey Programme CCI No 2014TC16I5CB005, Priority Axis 1 "Environment", Specific Objective 1.2 "Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area".
The regions targeted by this project are rich in biodiversity and have a large, diverse and mostly intact natural environment in the form of flora and fauna, rivers and forests. On the other hand, sustainable development implies economic growth along with the protection of environmental quality, each reinforcing the other, which is why the environmental protection is crucial for the sustainable and economic success of the border region. As recent studies show, environmental awareness and capacity building are more effective when targeting young people who are still flexible in adopting a more environmentally-friendly behavioral pattern through training and practices.
In view of the above, the main objective of the study is to draw the attention of young people from the region to the sustainable use of common natural resources by identifying modern innovative, technological, green and challenging methods for sustainable use of common natural resources.