ABOUT THE PROJECT

Pirin National Park is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. It is also part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network of protected sites. But a new draft management plan for the park increases 12.5-fold the area allowed for construction in Pirin and opens more than 60% of the territory of the park for logging. The new plan can be approved by the Bulgarian government at any given moment and can take effect as soon as this year.

If this happens, ancient forests and unique ecosystems will be destroyed irreversibly, and Pirin will lose its World Heritage status.

Sign the petition at makeyourmark.panda.org/pirin and help us save Pirin.

Allowing construction on a 12.5-fold larger territory and logging on 60% of the national park’s area could be the end of Pirin as a World Heritage. But together we can stop the disastrous new management plan. Here's how to get involved in the donation campaign to protect Pirin.