Pirin: the forest with the balkan’s oldest tree under threat Drag the panda or scroll

Pirin: the forest with the balkan’s oldest tree under threat

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Pirin: the forest with the balkan’s oldest tree under threat

Pirin: the forest with the balkan’s oldest tree under threat

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Together we can save Pirin from grave threats, such as commercial logging and skiing infrastructure. Click the boxes to ask the Bulgarian prime minister to take strong action.

Prime Minister of Bulgaria


Boyko Borisov,
Prime Minister of Bulgaria government.bg

Dear Prime Minister
Pirin is our shared heritage. Please save:

  • The old-growth forests The old-growth forests
    The old-growth forests
    National laws, European nature directives and international treaties should ensure that Pirin is protected. It is also home to the Baikushev's pine, a 1,300 years old Bosnian Pine, believed to be the oldest tree of its kind on the Balkan peninsula. But the proposed management plan for Pirin National Park, which goes for approval to your government, says that nearly 60 per cent of the territory of Pirin National Park could be opened to commercial logging. Currently, this is allowed on 0 per cent of Pirin territory.
  • The Environment The Environment
    The Environment
    Pirin is a World Heritage and EU Natura 2000 site as it is home to many threatened species, including brown bear and chamois. But the proposed management plan for Pirin National Park, which goes for approval to your government, says that construction could take place on 12.5-times bigger territory in the heart of the national park compared to the current allowed area. Unless threats are removed, Pirin could lose its wealth of nature, which now belongs to the whole world.
  • Local livelihoods Local livelihoods
    Local livelihoods
    The villages and towns encircling Pirin provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, spa tourism, mountain biking, ski touring, snowshoeing, kayaking and other outdoor activities that do not destroy Pirin’s old-growth forests and landscapes. Sustainable development options, which are good for nature and for people, should be prioritized.
Dear Prime Minister,
I urge you to save the Pirin World Heritage and EU Natura 2000 site by not approving the disastrous new draft management plan of Pirin National Park and by halting any further construction and commercial logging.

Sincerely, a champion of Pirin.

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