Macedonia: Nature Conservation Programme

Projet terminé

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.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Macédoine du Nord
Changement climatique & environnement
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Politique du secteur de l’eau
Politique de l’environnement
Développement de la chaîne de valeur agricole (til 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.

Groupes cibles

  • 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.
  • Effets à moyen terme

  • 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.
  • Résultats

    Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

    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.

    Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
    Crédit Coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est
    Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
    ONG internationale ou étrangère
    Secteur privé
    Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
    • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
    • Sectreur privé étranger Sud/Est
    • Secteur privé suisse
    • Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning

    Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    3’840’870 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    3’748’720
    Phases du projet Phase 3 01.02.2021 - 30.06.2024   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2017 - 30.06.2021   (Completed)

    Phase 1 01.11.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)