Managing an area with a high preservation value and recovering the traditional animal husbandry by preserving a local indigenous breed – Karakachan horse and a traditional shepherd system (mountain pastoralism) in the area of a Sokolna hut, in the National Park Central Balkan
Managing an area with a high preservation value and recovering the traditional animal husbandry by preserving a local indigenous breed – Karakachan horse and a traditional shepherd system (mountain pastoralism) in the area of a Sokolna hut, in the National Park Central Balkan
. Justification
Recovering the traditional animal husbandry by preserving a local rare indigenous breed – Karakachan horse and a traditional shepherd system (mountain pastoralism) in the area of a Sokolna hut, in the National Park Central Balkan
16.3. Location
South Central region, Stara Zagora district, Sokolna hut, Gabarevo village, Pavel banya municipality, National park Central Balkan
16.4. Project Target Groups
16.4.1. Target groups, directly benefiting by the project
16.4.1.1. Tourists, which will visit the region of Sokolna hut, will learn more about the protected animals, will ride horses or will just enjoy them
16.4.1.2. People, directly occupied in the implementation of the project – at least 15
16.4.2. Target groups, indirectly benefiting by the project
16.4.2.1. Management of the National park, because of sustainable managing of park’s resources
16.4.2.2. Global benefits will be reached out for environment and local population
16.5. Goal and expected impacts
16.5.1. Increasing sustainable managed territories with a worldwide significant biodiversity
16.5.1.1.Number of preserved worldwide significant species - 7
16.5.1.2.Sustainable managed territories with a worldwide significant biodiversity will be 200 ha by the end of 2010
16.5.2. Extending the use of innovative technologies into the fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, sustainable managed lands and waters and avoiding sustainable structural pollutants
16.5.2.1. Number of develop and use innovative technologies - 1
16.5.2.2. Number of people, benefiting of these develop and use innovative technologies – at least 150
16.5.3. Increasing the sustainable managed territories
Sustainable managed territories – 200 ha of pastures are certified as organic on the territory of the National Park Central Balkan and 53 ha are municipality’s pastures in Gabarevo village, where the horses will pasture in autumn and winter time.
16.5.4. Reducing pollutants’ emissions in the River Danube, the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea
16.5.4.1. Reducing emissions of nitrogen in international waters – 1237.5 kg for the first year of the project
16.5.4.2. Reducing emissions of phosphorus in international waters – 517.5 kg for the first year of the project
16.5.5. Increasing incomes of people, participating in SGP
16.5.5.1. Number of benefiting households – 5
16.5.5.2. Number of benefiting people – 15
16.5.5.3. The amount of increased incomes for benefiting people is $70’800
16.5.6. Developing collaboration/ cooperation/ understanding between NGO/Public organizations and the Government in the areas of implementation SGP
16.5.6.1. One NGO is participating
16.5.6.2. Two organic farms are participating
16.6. Objectives and expected results
Recovering the traditional animal husbandry by creating a herd with 120 animals and protecting a rare indigenous breed – Karakachan horse during the project and traditional shepherd system (mountain pastoralism) in the region of Sokolna hut, in the National Park Central Balkan
16.7. Major activities
16.7.1. Traditional animal husbandry by preserving a rare indigenous breed – Karakachan horse and traditional shepherd system (mountain pastoralism)
16.7.2. Creating a herd with 120 animals of a rare indigenous breed – Karakachan horse during implementation of the nationally approved breeding programme by the end of 2011
16.7.3. Sustainable managing of 200 ha of pastures in the territory of the National Park Central Balkan by the end of 2010
16.7.4. Improving the breed and creating a pure-breed herd
16.7.4.1. As a result, that horses will live in their habitat
16.7.4.2. Breeding activity in accordance with requirements and parameters, based in the Breeding programme
16.7.5. Building up a small hydro station by the end of 2010
16.8 Partnership with GEF SGP proposals/projects

16.9. Sustainability
16.9.1. Financial stability – in the beginning herd will include 30 animals, will increase during the first 3 years and will become a herd with 120 animals. During this time will be singed contracts for:
16.9.1.1. Pure-breeding and getting breed descriptions for the herd and receiving subsidies for breeding Karakachan horses by the National Agriculture and Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 – 200 euro per animal.
16.9.1.2. Selling pure-breed animals
16.9.1.3. Horse tourism
16.9.1.4. Selling manure to organic farms
16.9.2. Integrating in long-term processes
16.9.2.1. Improving the conditions in Sokolna hut and increasing number of visitors – incomes from accommodations
16.9.2.2. Building up a small hydro station will limit usage of liquid and solid fuels for hut management. The hut’s annual consumption of liquid fuels is 450 liters, mainly for electricity production. After building up the hydro station this would not be necessary
16.9.3. Human resources – creating a sustainable living and improving a financial status of local human resources (at least 15), participating in implementation of the project
With these activities Tourist Association “Sokolna” will self-financed after project concludes.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Country:
Bulgaria
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 39,683.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
BUL/SGP/OP4/Y2/RAF/09/13
Status:
Currently under execution
Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 8
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 200
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in biodiversity focal area 1
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 3
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 1000
Biophysical
Pollution discharge into International Water reduced Kilogram (Kg) of Nitrogen (N) discharge into International Water reduced 1237
Biophysical
Pollution discharge into International Water reduced Kilogram (Kg) of Phosphorus (P) discharge into International Water reduced 517
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 253
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 70800
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 5
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 15