During the third phase (01.04.2016 – 30.06.2016) of the implementation of the project activities of BG03.02 “Ecosystem services mapping and assessment of heathland and schrubs ecosystems in Bulgaria (outside NATURA 2000)”, the project team has achieved the following goals:
- Completion of the assessment of the indicators for the ecosystem condition for 60% of the selected (on random basis) polygons HSE. Such indicators are species from the Red Book of Bulgaria, Volume 1 and 2, the involvement of invasive species, the projective cover of the vegetation, the soil conditions, the pollution and the existence of landfills and others.
- Assessment of all indicators about the condition of the remaining 40% of pre-selected polygons HSE.
- Completion of the geo-database for all indicators about the HSE condition based on 100% of the pre-selected polygons processed.
- Creation of a database and assessment of the indicators for ecosystem services provided by HSE.