National members

Council for Sustainable Forest Management and Certification in Bulgaria

History before PEFC 

Antony Stefanov - Chairman

On February 18, 2011 PEFC Bulgaria was established as a non-profit association "PI-EF-CI-BULGARIA-UNION FOR SUPPORT OF FOREST CERTIFICATION". This working group drafted a scheme with criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of forests in Bulgaria, according to the PEFC Council framework criteria. The following procedure was let by PEFC International and included a public consultation.

In 2017, the statute was changed, which included the change of the name of the organization to “Council for Sustainable Forest Management and certification in Bulgaria” (CSFMCB or PEFC Bulgaria).

The leading member organizations/institutions in the Council are represented by:
- BULPROFOR – Branch organization of the foresters and forest entrepreneurs in Bulgaria;
- Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry;
- Forest Institute in Bulgarian Academy of Science;
- Forestry University;
- National association of non-state forest owners “GOROVLADELETZ”
- NATURA-21 Foundation;

The Statute of the Council provides an open space for the stakeholders in forestry to apply for the membership in the organization. 

 The CSFMCB is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established as a National Governing Body for promotion of sustainable forest management according to the requirements of PEFC.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

Provide a European alternative for sustainable forest management through forest certification that follows the criteria and indicators adopted by the governments of European countries (Lisbon 1993).

PEFC certification is more flexible than other certifications and respects equally ecological and environmental functions of forests and their social and economic functions.

PEFC certification is oriented towards the needs of the forest owners and is open to innovative approaches to certification and monitoring of management.

PEFC certification is business-oriented and brings forest owners and forest-related

Bulgarian system information

  • Public consultation: 4 July - 2 September 2018
  • Webinar: 10 August 2018 - listen to the recording
  • System submitted for assessment: November 2017
  • Joined PEFC: 31 May 2017


Council for Sustainable Forest Management and Certification in Bulgaria
64 str. Pirotska
1303 Sofia

Tel.: +359 888 383 654
        +359 2 986 6781

The Team

Antony Stefanov 

Ivan Savov
Vice Chairman

Sotir Glushkov
Member of MB

Kalin Karamfilov
Chair of the WG

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