On behalf of the Forest Research Institute – BAS, we thank all our colleagues, partners and guests that joined us to celebrate the Earth Day and together we contributed to the initiative to plant 150 trees! The directors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miglena Zhiyanski – Forest Research Institute (FRI) and Cor. Member Nikolay Miloshev – National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography (NIGGG), the Deputy Chairman of BAS Cor. Member Kostadin Ganev and Cor. Member Dimitar Ivanov opened the event. Scientists and employees of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, NIGGG and FRI took active participation and initiated the afforestation campaign in the scientific complex of BAS. Special thanks to Rossima Company for supplying FISKARS tools and to Eng. Damyan Damyanov and the colleagues from the South-West State Enterprise for the provided saplings and collaboration in this event.
The Earth Day – on April 22, is celebrated by more than 0.5 billion people worldwide. Each year, the International Earth Day Network coordinates actions of more than 12 000 partners in 174 countries to protect the planet Earth and to preserve life. The network seeks to co-create public support for sustainable and effective environmental policies around the world.
This year, the celebrations of the World Earth Day are related to the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Researchers and employees of the Forest Research Institute and the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, with the support of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, will plant 150 trees to mark this anniversary.
The event will take place on April 22, 2019 at 13:00h in front of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, address: “Acad. G. Bonchev” str., bl. 3, Sofia.
On April 11-12, 2019, the traditional scientific seminar of the Forest Research Institute took place. The seminar was dedicated to the “150th Anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences”, “80th anniversary of the birth of Cor. Member Boyan Rosnev” and “Forest Week”. Scientists and employees of the Forest Research Institute, as well as guests from State hunting enterprise “Vitoshko-Studena”, representatives of State Forestry Enterprise Smolyan, Forest Protection Station – Sofia, and engineer-agronomist Nikolay Rosnev – Deputy Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency attended the seminar.
The first day of the seminar took place in the State hunting enterprise “Vitoshko-Studena” with the courtesy of Damyan Damyanov, Director of Southwest State Enterprise Blagoevgrad. The event was officially opened by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Georgieva – Scientific Secretary of FRI-BAS. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miglena Zhiyanski – Director of FRI-BAS gave welcoming speech, congratulating the colleagues and guests of the seminar. Cor. member Plamen Mirchev presented a posthumous honorary note in recognition of the long-standing work and scientific contributions of Cor. Member Boyan Rosnev that was accepted by his family members.
The program continued with plenary sessions, where 19 reports and 6 posters about the scientific work of the FRI-BAS researchers and PhD students have been presented.
The National Scientific Program “Environment” was popularized at Round table where the progress on work package I.1.4 Impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems was presented.
The second seminar day took place in the FRI-BAS building and 19 reports on various investigations and innovative approaches in forest areas have been presented to the seminar attendees.
Presentation of Korean policy for Forest Therapy. IXth Scientific Seminar of the Forest Research Institute dedicated to 150 years of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Forest Week 2019, State Hunting Estate “Vitoshko-Studena”, 11.04.2014