· To protect and conserve the unique biodiversity of the Rhodope Mountains.
· To support sustainable development in the region.
· To preserve nature, culture and traditions of the Rhodope Mountains through education and by raising public awareness.
In 1992 a group of students from SofiaUniversity “Sent Kliment Ohridsky”, subject of Biology, created the Youth section of Bulgarian Union for protection of Rhodope mountain /BUPR/. It happened after a botanic expedition in RhodopeMountain, organized by Maya Stoyneva, a tutor of biological faculty and Jordan danchev – president of BUPR.
In order to implement effectively all the goals, the Youth section of BUPR has separated in 1997 as an individual organization and has registered as foundation “Youth Ecological Organization – Rhodope”. /YEO – Rhodope/. In 2002 YEO – Rhodope has pre-registered as a union “Ecological organization – Rhodope”, with socially useful goal, where the change, in fact, has affected the name and the address of registration which gives a better ability for local activity.
Since 1995 Environmental Organization Rhodope (EO-Rhodope) has been working for the protection and conservation of the unique natural diversity and cultural heritage of the Rhodopes, organizing biodiversity research, seminars, and youth camps, as well as green schools for children from orphanages. Since 1997 the organization has been implementing a program of sustainable tourism in the region.