Programme for nature conservation in Macedonia, a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, coordinated by Pharmachem Skopje began implementation of the second phase with a duration of 4 years (2017-2020) in which the strategic partner is the Center for Development of East Planning Region and 11 municipalities in the region. On 08 June 2017 (Thursday) at the restaurant “Akva” in Kocani held an initial meeting – Info Day.

The main objective of the programme is to assist the Republic of Macedonia in the preservation of the unique biodiversity and natural ecosystems through sustainable management and use of natural resources, with a particular focus on Bregalnica region.

One of the main expected results in the second phase of the Programme is to improve the status of natural values in the Bregalnica region by implementing a series of activities for nature conservation. Because a more detailed presentation of the planned activities, the programme organized an initial meeting with all interested parties.

The event was attended by representatives from public companies which manage the forests and pastures, NGOs, hotels, mines, dairies, bee keepers, municipalities, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Pharmachem Skopje, Center for Development of East Planning Region, Macedonian Ecological Society etc.

Topics at the event were:

  • Presentation of the “Programme for nature conservation in Macedonia – Phase 2”
  • Presentation of “The protected areas in the river basin Bregalnica – condition, proposals and next steps.”

Upon completion of all presentations are held B2B meetings between interested representatives of Municipalities and the private sector.