Macedonia: Nature Conservation Programme

Projekt abgeschlossen

Switzerland has developed a programme that will assist Macedonia in better managing its natural resources. Specifically, this programme will strengthen the Ministry of Environment, the Centre for Development of the East Planning (Bregalnica) Region and thirteen municipalities of that region to ensure the sustainable conservation of their natural resources in line with international standards. The programme is expected to generate an economic benefit for the population through proper conservation and protection initiatives.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Klimawandel & Umwelt
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
Förderung von landwirtschaftlichen Wertschöpfungskette (bis 2016)
01.11.2010 - 31.12.2016
CHF  3’840’870

The new legislation on nature conservation and protection imposes fulfilling the international treaties, conventions and EU directives requirements. The lack of resources (financial, human, technical) at central, regional and local level slows down moving from legislation to actual implementation of laws and strategies in place, hampering effective nature conservation.


The main stakeholders on national, regional and local level effectively conserve the natural resources in the Bregalnica Region, integrating up to date conservation approaches, with the principles of sustainable natural resources management and the local economic development agenda.


  • Centre for Development of the East Planning (Bregalnica) Region;
  • 13 municipalities in the Bregalnica Region,
  • Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning;
  • Faculty of Forestry in Skopje,
  • Population (approx. 200’000) in the Bregalnica Region.
  • Mittelfristige Wirkungen

  • Framework conditions for improved nature conservation status in the Bregalnica Region are improved.
  • National, regional and local authorities have agreed on sustainable and effective measures for effective nature conservation in Bregalnica Region.
  • Citizens and local authorities in the Bregalnica Region have gained experience in managing biodiversity, while generating economic benefit from the sustainable use of their natural resources.
  • The Centre for Development of the East Planning (Bregalnica) Region becomes a leader in in nature conservation in the Bregalnica region.
  • Resultate

    Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

    High committment of all involved stakeholders during the elaboration of the Project Document; The elaborated Project Document was produced in a participatory way, building on the opinions and recommendations of all relevant stakeholders.

    Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
    Kreditbereich Ostzusammenarbeit
    Projektpartner Vertragspartner
    Internationale oder ausländische NGO
    Schweizerische Non-Profit-Organisation
    • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
    • Ausländischer Privatsektor Süden/Osten
    • Schweizerischer Privatsektor
    • Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning

    Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    3’840’870 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    3’748’720
    Projektphasen Phase 2 01.01.2017 - 30.06.2021   (Completed)

    Phase 1 01.11.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)