A new national protest against the destruction of nature on the Black Sea coast is organized on March 1 at 6.30 pm by the Coalition “For Nature to Remain in Bulgaria” and the initiative “Green Laws”. The assembly point in the capital is in front of the monument to Aleko Konstantinov on Vitosha Blvd. The procession will pass through the Council of Ministers, the Parliament and will end at Orlov Most.

Environmentalists continue to insist on:

  • The new decree of the Minister of the Environment and Water to declare “Kamchia” a protected area must include the specific prohibitions on the construction of properties which were previously included in the preceding order. Although on February 5, the Ministry of Ecology had promised the resumption of the procedure and the resumption of the procedure starting from February 18, a new version of the order has not yet been uploaded for discussion.
  • The government must restore the status of the properties as public domain in the Kamchiyski Pyasatsi area
  • The Minister of Regional Development and Public Works must change the purpose of the urbanized land in the Kamchiyski Sands region into forest and agricultural territories;
  • The same applies to the coastal strip, the dunes and all other land unconstitutionally replaced as exclusive state property and to initiate a procedure for their expropriation at the prices at which they were valued during the replacements made;
  • To create a single and up-to-date map in the Cadastre, reflecting all the dunes on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast for permanent use;
  • Stopping and removing the constructions in Aleppo and in the area of Polyanite near Sinemorets;
  • We insist on GERB’s promise made in early July 2020, to include the texts in the LCA, which will impose a total construction ban in the area adjacent to the Black Sea coast. We insist on the legal ban on employment 1km away along the coast. We insist on starting expert consultations to create guarantees for the protection of national and European protected areas and beaches for naturalistic tourism. Despite their status on paper, they are threatened by urbanization due to various legislative gaps, as we have seen in recent years in Aleppo, Irakli and Sinemorets.

Public Center for Environment and Sustainable Development, as part of the coalition “For Nature to Remain in Bulgaria”, joins the demands and supports the national protest.



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