ASSESSMENT OF THE NATURAL LANDSCAPES AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND PREPARATION OF MANAGEMENT PLANS
Proceeding of 1st International Conference on Environmental Protection and Disaster RISKs, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48365/ENVR-2020.1.46
The article discusses a method for assessment of the quality of the natural landscapes in one of the Nature parks in Bulgaria – Rila Monastery Nature Park – as a good practice for the evaluation of the quality of natural resources. The methodology for Rapid Landscape Assessment presented, had been initially developed for the purpose of the development of the management plan of Rila Monastery Nature Park. Significant amount of information from the field have been generated and analyzed by multi-disciplinary team in a relatively short period of time.
It was proved that the approach of rapid assessment is a good practice for costeffective, rapid and efficient assessment of natural resources. Thus, the methodology can be used in environmental risk assessment of different sites of natural and cultural interest because such sites are normally not only underestimated and also under pressure from different kinds of developments and time constrains.
landscape quality; environmental risk assessment; evaluation of natural resources
Author: Petja Ivanova-Radovanova
Affiliation: Climate, Atmosphere and Water Research Institute – BAS
How to cite:
Ivanova-Radovanova, P. (2020). Assessment of the Natural Landscapes as a Prerequisite for Environmental Risk Assessment and Preparation of Management Plans. Proceeding of 1st International Conference on Environmental Protection and Disaster RISKs, 2020, p. 512-518. https://doi.org/10.48365/ENVR-2020.1.46