The official kick-off meeting for Project Restoration and improvement of the conservation status of priority forest habitats within Bulgarian Natura 2000 network (LIFE16 NAT/BG/000817) was held on 9.11.2017 at the office of Southwestern State Forest Enterprise in the town of Blagoevgrad.

During the meeting,  project team members presented to the participants information regarding project objectives, scope, target areas, expected outputs, budget and timeframe for implementation of project actions.

More than 30 people participated in the kick-off meeting including representatives of project target groups, project partners and beneficiaries, relevant authorities, forestry and biodiversity experts, journalists and media representatives.

The kick-off meeting was covered by numerous media on local, regional and national level, including various publications as well as broadcats over radio and TV programmes.