Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern by Mariyana Nikolova (auth.), Georgi Zhelezov (eds.)

By Mariyana Nikolova (auth.), Georgi Zhelezov (eds.)

The mountain areas in Southeastern Europe are distinctive common areas of serious attractiveness and ecological price, and residential of the top waters of significant rivers. They represent an important ecological, monetary, cultural, leisure and residing surroundings in Europe, shared by way of a variety of cultures and nations. The Southeastern ecu Mountain areas are a huge reservoir for biodiversity and habitats in Europe. quite a few secure components – nationwide parks, nature parks, reserves and nature monuments can be found in those areas. From a socio-economic viewpoint the mountain areas are one of the poorest components within the Southeastern ecu international locations, yet they've got capability for the implementation of winning fiscal actions. There are possibilities for improvement of those areas and, particularly, for trans-border integration and co-operation.

This publication brings jointly examine effects from specialists from all Balkan nations engaged on the issues of the mountain areas in Southeastern Europe. the quantity specializes in the demanding situations happening alongside the quick transformation in land use, biodiversity, tourism, nature possibility and bio-productivity end result of the worldwide adjustments and especially as a result neighborhood affects of weather switch. the foremost questions for dialogue are:

- Biodiversity, nature safety and conservation

- normal failures and probability management

- Social-economical improvement of the mountain regions

- Spatial making plans within the improvement of the mountain regions

- Sustainable practices and politics for land use

- Transborder co-operation.

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1. The extension in the middle of the country (and along the parallel) of the Stara Planina Mt. chain plays the role of a natural barrier to the invasion of cold continental air masses from the North in winter and is accepted as a climatic boundary between the moderate-continental climate to the north and the transitional-continental climate to the south, whilst the high mountains of the Fig. 1 Altitude belts (by Mihailov, in: The natural and economic potential of the mountains in Bulgaria, 1989).

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