Social surveys undertaken in Bulgaria to support FSC certification

Authored and first published by WWF.

A third of Bulgaria is covered in forest – this is 3.7 million hectares of the country’s territory.

In the southern part of the country lies the Rodopi Mountain range, possibly one of the most magical places on earth. This area is also one of the most biodiversity rich places in Europe thanks to its varied terrain and climatic conditions.

Dotted on the slopes of these mountains and along the Maritsa River are also small communities whose livelihoods and well-being are intrinsically linked to the forest. read more