National Governance Approach for Agriculture Land in Natura 2000 Areas. Evidence from Plovdiv District, Bulgaria
Published: 19 May 2018 Journal: Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Horticulture, volume 75, page 31 (issn: 1843-5254, eissn: 1843-5394, Copyright policy)
<jats:p>The designation and implementation of Natura 2000 sites faced many challenges across most of the member states in the EC. Some related to consultation and involvement of stakeholders, funding the conservation objectives and providing compensation to land owners, farmers and foresters for restrictions on their land use. The national governments adopted different approaches to address these issues. The aim of the paper is to assess the governance approach for agricultural land in Natura 2000 in Bulgaria with a focus on the contribution of the Natura 2000 compensatory payments. The results suggest that the measure is instrumental in mitigating farmers’ frus...