National statistical institute
|Contact organisation unit|
Environmental and Energy Accounts Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2 Panayot Volov St., 1038 Sofia
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 504
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||15 February 2023|
|Metadata last posted||15 February 2023|
|Metadata last update||15 February 2023|
Number and area of protected natural scenery by category (reserves, natural landmarks, protected areas, national parks, and maintained reserves) as well as number of protected plant species, protected animal species and protected venerable trees.
Exhaustive survey which covers all protected natural territories and objects.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Protected natural territories are the following categories:
Total for the country.
1976 - 2020
|Unit of measure|
|Legal acts and other agreements|
Law of statistics.
The data for protected natural territories are received from Ministry of environment and water.
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.
The date of release of statistical information is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data on Protected natural scenery is published on the NSI website, section Environment in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
· Statistical Reference Book;
· Statistical Yearbook.
Data on Protected natural scenery are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Environment: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5108
Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.
|Documentation on methodology|
The data are cheched with previous periods.
The information is used from different institutions, students and others.
The data for protected natural territories are at national level.
|Accuracy and reliability|
The data are nationally reprentative.
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data are published according the Calendar of dissemination of statistical information.
According the Calendar of dissemination of statistical information.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
The revisions are made in case of technical or methodological errors.
|Data revision - practice|
The revisions are made in case of different errors.
Ministry of environment and water.
|Frequency of data collection|
Electronic questionnaire of Ministry of environment and water.
The data are checked for the wrong mesure unit and are compared with the previous periods.
The data are checked with the previous reported periods.
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