14/05/2021 A Draft Annual Plan for the Use of Medicinal Plants in the Central Balkan National Park has been prepared

The full text of the Draft Annual Plan for the Use of Medicinal Plants for 2021 in Bulgarian can be found here. All interested persons and organizations may submit written proposals and objections to the draft Plan by 14.06.2021, incl.

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12/05/2021 Attention! Procedure for random allocation of vacant pastures

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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12/04/2021 The Central Balkan National Park Directorate will mark the borders of the managed protected territories

The marking represents two horizontal stripes - white and red. It is placed to be visible when entering the protected area.

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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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Protected areas

The protected areas are declared to preserve the ecosystems' s biodiversity and the natural processes occurring in them, as well as characteristic or remarkable objects of inanimate nature and landscapes. There are six categories of protected areas in Bulgaria. In order of protection, they are: Reserve, National Park, Natural Monument, Managed Nature Reserve, Natural Park, and Protected Site. All of them are announced by an order of the Minister of Environment and Water in accordance with the Protected Areas Act. Central Balkan National Park Directorate is responsible for the management of Central Balkan National Park, the nine reserves within its borders, as well as Elenova Gora Reserve and the Chamdzha Managed Reserve, located near the National Park.

The Ministry of Environment and Water maintains a Register of Protected Areas in Bulgaria.

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