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CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN AGROECOSYSTEMS - PERCEPTION OF STAKEHOLDERS - CASE OF BULGARIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXIII, Issue 1
Written by Tatyana BILEVA, Dimka HAYTOVA, Zhulieta ARNAUDOVA, Ksenija HANAČEK

Cultural services as a part of Ecosystem Services represent intangible benefits of ecosystems related to their aesthetic and recreational value, their spiritual characteristics, their educational value, and the creation of an environment for the development of the spirit. Relationship between culture and nature is very important for sustainable agricultural practices and rural landscapes maintenance. Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are perceived strongly by local communities because they are identified with place of living and cultivation of land. The aim of current study was to obtain data on CES perceived by farmers and local residents, based on a raking from 1 to 10 in the Questionnaire to assess cultural ecosystem services and land-use management changes (LUMC) in selected regions in Bulgaria. This investigation was made in the frame of the STACCATO project.

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