The project will develop national guidelines for identifying the favourable conservations status of Natura 2000 species and habitats on national, regional and site level and for assessing this status on a national level. To the extent possible the conservation status will be assessed at site level for a limited number of sites. Two working groups are established to set up a methodology, one focussed on N-2000 habitats and plant species and one focussed on animal species. These work groups include experts from government and scientific institutions and from NGOs working on the implementation of N-2000.
The project will be implemented by Foundation DLO/Wageningen International (NL) in close cooperation with Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BG), BALKANI Wildlife Society (BG) and Orbicon (earlier Bio/consult) (DK).