Legal and Institutional Framework for Forest Genetic Resources Conservation in Bulgaria

  • Mariya Belovarska
  • Denitsa Pandeva
  • Svilena Bozhinova
  • Emil Popov
  • Petar Zhelev
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 65)


The chapter presents information about the legal instruments and institutions concerning the conservation of genetic resources of forest tree species in Bulgaria. Due to the specific circumstances, the vast majority of the Bulgarian forests are state-owned. Therefore, the main regulation documents concerning management of state forests are relevant in the context of tree genetic resources sustainable use and conservation . A brief survey of the most important regulation documents determining the legislation framework for conservation of genetic resources of forest trees is presented.


Regulations State forest administration Seed control stations 



The support of the Governing Bodies of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Executive Forest Agency, and Ministry of Environment and Waters of Bulgaria is very much appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariya Belovarska
    • 1
  • Denitsa Pandeva
    • 1
  • Svilena Bozhinova
    • 2
  • Emil Popov
    • 3
  • Petar Zhelev
    • 4
  1. 1.Executive Forest AgencyMinistry of Agriculture, Food and ForestrySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Forest Seed Legislation StationSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Forest Research InstituteBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  4. 4.University of ForestrySofiaBulgaria

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