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11/07/2022

Last guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park

Following the initiative of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate organizes free guided tours in the beech forests, part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The last two visits for 2022 are planned. he aim is to enable a wider range of people to reach pieces of Bulgarian nature that have received international recognition.

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08/07/2022

The road town of Kalofer - Panitsite locality - Botev peak is closed for motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of tourism

By order of the Director of the Central Balkans National Park Directorate, a restricted access road, according to the Management Plan of the national park, Kalofer - Panitsike - Botev peak is closed to motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of touris

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07/07/2022

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05/07/2022

The second organized guided tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2022 was held

​The second for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on Saturday, 2nd of July.

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28/06/2022

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27/06/2022

The first organized guided tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2022 was held

The first for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on Saturday, 25th of June.

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06/06/2022

The participants in the guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park have been selected

The participants in the first two free guided tours in the beech forests, part of a serial site from the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, organized by the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, have been selected.

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06/06/2022

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03/06/2022

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22/05/2022

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11/05/2022

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29/04/2022

Attention! Procedure for random allocation of vacant pastures 2022

The Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces a schedule for conducting a procedure for random distribution of vacant pasture areas on the territory of the National Park.

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29/04/2022

Guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2

​Following the initiative of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate to organize free visits with guides to beech forests, part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, four more visits are planned in 2022 – two of them at the beginning of the summer and two at the end. They will be of varying difficulty – low, medium and high. The aim is to enable a wider range of people to reach pieces of Bulgarian nature that have received international recognition.

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21/04/2022

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31/03/2022

Annual grazing plan for CBNP is approved

​By Order of the Director of the Park Directorate today, March 31, 2022, the Annual Plan for Grazing and Use of Hay in the Central Balkan National Park for 2022 was approved.

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28/03/2022

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21/03/2022

The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health"

The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health" is held in support of the lifestyle of young people. It is the prevention of unhealthy diet, low physical activity, alcohol abuse and smoking. The initiative is organized by the Ministry of Health.

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18/03/2022

WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.

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18/03/2022

Educational program "The Park as a Classroom"

The educational program "The Park as a Classroom" of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate has been renewed after a two-year break due to the pandemic situation in the country. It relies on the long-term cooperation between the park directorate and the pedagogical college from the park region. The aim is to contribute to the diversification of environmental education in the classroom and extracurricular activities of schools.

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16/02/2022

Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP

Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2022 was announced.

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21/07/2020

Central Balkan National Park Directorate has commissioned the repair of an existing road from Beklemeto locality to Dermenka

Rehabilitation activities are carried out within the Contract under the project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in Central Balkan National Park", funded by the Operational Program "Environment 2014 - 2020".

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The Central Balkan Park was declared with Order No 843/31 October 1991 of the Minister of Environment as People's Park with an area of 71,669.5 ha (Annex No 1.1.1.). It has been re-categorised as a National Park with Order No RD/15.10.1999 of the Minister of Environment and Water (Annex No 1.1.2.).

By Order 62/15. 02. 1996, the Committee of Forests established the Central Balkan People’s Park Management Department with its main office in Troyan, and another office in the town of Karlovo. According to the same order, the Forestry Enterprises “shall organize and carry out the guarding, protection, management, and reproduction of the natural resources of the forest fund. The People's Park Management Department, in Troyan, was closed on February 15, 1999.

With Order RD-252/11.06.1996 the Ministry of Environment created the Central Balkan People’s Park Regional Environmental Inspectorate on July 15, 1996, with headquarters in the town of Gabrovo. It became operational on October 8th 1996.

Subsequently, by Order RD-155/05.14.1997, the Minister of Environment and Waters has transformed the Inspectorate in the Department of the Central Balkan People’s Park with the Veliko Tarnovo Regional Inspectorate for Environment. Order No. RD-506/29.12.1998 of the Minister of EW the Department for the Central Balkan People’s Park with the Veliko Tarnovo Regional Inspectorate for Environment was abolished.

CBNPD has been established pursuant to Article 46, Paragraph 1 pt. 2 and Article 49 of the PAA with Order No RD-506/29. 12. 1998 - Annex No 1.5.1. (Amended with Order No RD75/03.02.2006, the Annex No 1.5.2.) of the Minister of Environment and Water, as an independent legal body under the direct authority of the Ministry of Environment and Water with headquarters in the town of Gabrovo.

In 2006, the CBNPD was delegated the management of two protected areas outside the park – the Elenova Gora Reserve within the territory of Skobelevo Village (Pavel Banya Municipality) and Chamdzha Managed Reserve within the territory of Hristo Danovo Village (Karlovo Municipality).

In 2008, resulting from the use of more accurate methods for defining the territory of the Central Balkan Protected Zone as part of the Natura 2000 network, the area was calculated to be 72,021.1 ha).
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