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25/09/2019 The Annual Plan for mushrooms and berries use in Central Balkan National Park, 2019 is approved

The Annual Plan is approved with an order of the Park`s Director.

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19/09/2019 Central Balkan National Park Directorate established a new one-day recreation center

The center for a one-day rest is located in Troyan Park Section, close to the Haydushka pesen hut. It is called 'Kozya stena", by the name of the Kozya stena Reserve. The recreation center has an interpretative part, information signs, outdoor classroom and benches.

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16/09/2019 Central Balkan National Park Directorate joins the сampaign Let's Clean Bulgaria Together

Employees of the Park Directorate participated in the campaign "Let's clean Bulgaria together" with collecting of household waste and refreshment of visitor infrastructure.

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14/08/2019 Appeal to the visitors of Central Balkan National Park

Relevant Measures to Prevent the Spread of African Swine Fever in the area of Central Balkan National Park

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13/08/2019 Repaired activities on the road Beklemeto - Dermenka are started

The Central Balkan National Park Directorate has concluded a contract for the implementation of Activity 6 "Conservation of Treeless Natural Habitats by Repair and Restoration of the Road Beklemeto - Dermenka Hut".

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01/08/2019 Uzunbodzhak Biosphere Reserve

The Uzunbudzak Biosphere Reserve covers a considerable part of the Strandja Mountain (over 78,400 ha). It is one of the most interesting and rich biodiversity regions in Bulgaria and Europe. Its territory is a natural transition between the vegetation, flora and fauna of Europe and Asia because of the terrestrial connection that existed until about 7,500 years ago at the site of the present-day Bosphorus Strait. The flora of the biosphere reserve is characterized by a large number of species that were widespread during the Tertiary (Tertiary relics). The wildlife is also remarkable for its great diversity of species. The populations of many of them are of global, European and national importance.

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30/07/2019 UNESCO Summer University Closing Session Discusses Prospects for Central Balkan Biosphere Park

The closing session of the Summer University under the UNESCO program "Man and the Biosphere" was held at the Information and Cultural Center of Troyan on the 26th of July. The event was opened with a greeting from the deputy Mayor of Troyan municipality - Bistra Cholakova.

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23/07/2019 UNESCO Summer Unversity was opened in Karlovo

The fifth edition of the International initiative was opened on July 22nd in the hall of the Municipality of Karlovo with welcome notes by the deputy mayor of the Municipality of Karlovo Stoyko Karagenski, the Director of the National Nature Protection Service of the MOEW Miroslav Kalugerov, the Permanent Representation of UNESCO in Bulgaria Hristo Georgiev, Director of Central Balkan National Park Gencho Iliev, the Executive director of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation Rumyana Ivanova and proff. Michael Scoullos from the Greek National Committee of Man and the Biosphere Program of UNESCO. All of them greeted the young professionals from around the world who will be studying for a week on topics related to the successful development of biosphere reserves.

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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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