In 2012 in Bulgaria was published a very useful and interesting textbook entitled 'Environmental Law of the Republic of Bulgaria: Special Part' (in Bulg.). The author, Prof. George Penchev, PhD is a lecturer in environmental law in the Faculty of Law at Plovdiv University. Besides he is an author of 7 books and 170 articles mainly in the field of environmental law (national and international aspects). The reviewed book consists of preface, 16 chapters, conclusions and list with literature. Chapter I (p. 17 - 47) is dedicated to the protection of the air from pollution. There are evaluated special Clean Atmospheric Air Act, 1996, Environmental Protection Act, 2002, as well as the responsibility for the air pollution. In next 4 chapters is analysed water legislation of Bulgaria. The attention is paid to the protection of the water from pollution (chapter II, p. 48 - 70), the protection of water from misuse (chapter III, p. 71 - 92), the protection of marine environment (chapter IV, p. 93 - 107) and the legal regime of the Bulgarian part of the river Danube (chapter V, p. 108 - 115) in the light of the Water Act, 1999 and the Marine Areas, Internal Watercources and Ports Act, 2000. Another 3 chapters are dedicated to the protection of the land, and especially: a) protection of the soil from pollution (chapter VI, p. 116 - 130); b) protection of the soil from misuse (chapter VII, p. 131 - 159), and c) protection of the bowels of the earth (chapter VIII, p. 160 - 175). There are analysed the Soil Act, 2007 and the Ores and Minerals Act, 1999. Chapter IX (p. 176 - 186) is related to the protection of forests in the light of the Forest Act, 2011. There are also analysed the Environmental Protection Act and responsibility for the deforestation. Next 3 chapters are dedicated to the protection of the nature in following aspects: a) legal regime of the protected natural territories (chapter X, p. 187 - 201); b) protection of the biological diversity according to the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (chapter XI, p. 202 - 223); c) protection of the medicinal plants under the Medicinal Plants Act, 2000 (chapter XII, p. 224 - 232). In the last 4 chapters is analysed the legal regime of some special kinds of activities which cause significant impact on the environment, and especially: a) legal regime of the genetically modified organisms according to the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 2005 (chapter XIII, p. 233 - 254); b) legal regime of hunting under the Hunting and Game Protection Act, 2000 (chapter XIV, p. 255 - 270); c) legal regime of fish industry under the Fishing and Aquacultures Act, 2001 (chapter XV, p. 271 - 291); d) waste wanagement under the Waste Management Act, 2003 (chapter XVI, p. 292 - 316). Special attention is paid also to the Environmental Protection Act and the responsibility in this fields. Finally there are carried out some general conclusions for the improving of the Bulgarian environmental legislation and practice of its implementation. In relation to features and content of the reviewed book could be made a conclusion that it will be very useful either for lawyers or for the ecologists as well.