Structure and function

20/12/2019 New case of African swine fever in Central Balkan National Park

Due to a third identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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13/12/2019 The observation tower on the Tsarichina Ecotrail is closed

Due to the deterioration of the technical condition and the possible threat to the life and health of the visitors of the Central Balkan National Park the use of the observation tower in the area of Shalya Peak (part of the Tsarichina ecotrail) is temporarily suspended.

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12/12/2019 Second case: measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

Due to a second identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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03/12/2019 Measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

With an Order of the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, within the affected from the disease African swine fever areas (subarea A) has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease.

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11/11/2019 National student competition "Ambassadors for Health"

National student competition "Ambassadors for Health" for projects, aimed at the restriction of smoking, alcohol abuse, healthy eating, and exercising.

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25/10/2019 Park employees and children from the SOS Children's Villages set up bird feeders

The event was part of a donation campaign by Raiffeisenbank for placing feeders and birdhouses in schools and kindergartens within the Central Balkan Biosphere reserve.

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11/10/2019 The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition.

The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition with the theme "I love the Nature in four seasons".

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The structure of the Directorate is as follows:

1. Director of the CBNPD – one;
2. The General Administration is structured in Administrative, Financial and Legal Activities Directorate (AFLA) – 8.5 people including AFLA Director AFP, Senior Accountant, two Senior Experts, four Chief Specialists and 0.5 pc. (half-time) Genitor, appointed under Council of Ministers Ordinance No 66/1996.
3. The Specialised administration (a total of 62 people) is structured in Biodiversity, Control and Guarding Directorate (BCGD), led by the Director of BCGD, with the following sections and unit formed:
  • 3.1. Biodiversity, Plans, Programmes and Projects Department (BPPP) comprising of eight staff people, including Chief of Department BPPP, three Chief Experts, two Senior Experts and two Junior Experts;
  • 3.2. Control and Guarding Department (KG) comprising of 44 staff people, including Chief of Department, six Chief Inspectors, four Senior Inspectors, three Junior Inspectors, 15 Chief Experts, 11 Senior Experts and four Junior Experts).
  • 3.3. Mobile Park Guarding Unit comprising of three Chief Experts and one Senior Inspector. Five employees (Chief Specialists) appointed under the Council of Ministers Ordinance No 66/1996 support the operations of the Department CG.
To enhance the planning, coordination and accounting for the activities, as well as to guarantee effectiveness of the operational management, the park has been divided to seven park management units (PMU) (Annex No 1.5.4). The park sections have been established under 23 Order of the Director of the CBNPD in 1999. Subsequently, to improve the control and security activity, the ranges of these units have been changed. During the period of elaboration of the current Management Plan the territorial range of the park sections has been as follows:
1. Park Section Teteven – includes parts of the lands of the villages Divchovoto, Cherni Vit, Ribaritsa, with an area of 12,620 ha;
2. Park Section Troyan – includes parts of the lands of the villages of Chiflik, Beli Osam, Balkanets, Cherni Osam, with an area of 10,778 ha;
3. Park Section Stokite – includes parts of the lands of the town of Apriltsi, the villages of Kruvenik and Stokite, with an area of 8,976 ha; 4. Park Section Tuzha – includes the lands of the villages of Manolovo; Tuzha; Asen; Skobelevo; Osetenovo; Gabarevo; Turnichane; of the town of Pavel Banya, with a territory of 9,476 ha;
5. Park Section Kalofer – includes the lands of the town of Kalofer, the villages of Vasil Levski, Sushitsa, and town of Karlovo with an area of 9,044 ha;
 6. Park Section Karlovo – includes parts of the lands of the villages of Sushitsa, Anevo, Iganovo and Cherni Osam and the towns of Karlovo and Sopot, with an area of 10,419 ha;
7. Park Section Klisura – includes parts of the lands of the villages of Iganovo, Pevtsite, Karnare, Hristo Danovo, Rozino, of the town of Klisura, of the village of Anton, and of the town of Pirdop, with an area of 10,272 ha. 1.5.2. Personnel – functions The functions, tasks and structure of the CBNPD hav
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