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Official opening of project Gene bank


The Gene bank for forest reproductive materials of priority species established under the project was officially opened on 09.04.2014.

The event was part of the official EFA program for celebrating the professional holiday of Bulgarian foresters - Forest week - 2014. In the beginning Mrs. Svilena Bozhinova, Director of FSCS-Sofia, welcomed all guests and expressed her gratittude to all project partners and the project team for their efforsts and support related to project implementation.

The official opening of the gene bank was then held by eng. Grigor Gogov, Executive Director of the Executive Forest Agency (EFA). In his speech he streessed on the important role of the gene bank for the future restoration of priority forest habitats within the Natura 2000 network in Bulgaria.

Sybolic tree planting at the gene bank entrance followed after which all guests had the chance to see the gene bank premisses and equipment as well as the seedling production facilites and the greenhouse established under the project at the Lokorsko tree nursery.


LIFE+ Programme of European Comission NATURA 2000 Vitosha Initiative Group Association Executive Forestry Agency Forest Seed Control Station Sofia


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