General information

The project Urgent Measures to Restore and Secure Long-term Preservation of the Atanasovsko Lake Coastal Lagoon/ LIFE11 NAT/BG/000362 with acronym Salt of Life is financed by LIFE+ Programme of the EU.
The project referent number is: LIFE11 NAT/BG/000362
Project duration: 1.07.2012 - 31-08-2018
Coordinating beneficiary: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation
Associated partners: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and Chernomorski solnici JSC
Total value: 2 013 027 €
Total eligible project budget: 1 935 368 €
Grant amount: 1 450 558 €

Detailed presentation for the Salt of Life Project you can find at the end of the news (in pdf).
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General information for the LIFE+ Programme

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.
The current phase of the programme, LIFE+, runs from 2007-2013 and has a budget of €2.143 billion. The legal basis for LIFE+ is the Regulation (EC) No 614/2007. LIFE+ covers both the operational expenditure of DG Environment and the co-financing of projects. According to Article 6 of the LIFE+ Regulation, at least 78 percent of the LIFE+ budgetary resources must be used for project action grants (i.e. LIFE+ projects).
During the period 2007-2013, the European Commission launched one call for LIFE+ project proposals per year. Proposals are eligible under one of the programme’s three components:
• LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity;
• LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance;
• LIFE+ Information and Communication.
The Salt of Life is Life+ Nature project and is targeted on the conservation of the priority habitat 1150* Coastal lagoons as well as a suite of birds listed in Annex 1 of the Bird Directive that occur within the Atanasovsko Lake pSCI/ SPA (BG0000270). The Nature & Biodiversity co-finance best practices that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the Natura 2000 network.