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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 territory of Central Balkan National Park is a veritable crossroads of winds and clouds, which combine to make its very peculiar climate. While mountainous climatic conditions apply for altitudes over 1000 m. above sea level, the northern slopes fall squarely in the moderate-continental zone, and the southern, in the transitional-continental, with a marked transitional-Mediterranean influence from the South.


                Characteristic of the Central Balkan weather scene are strong, oftentimes stormy winds, torrential horizontal and vertical rains, thick fogs, low overall temperatures, mostly cloudy conditions with thick and substantial clouds. Strong, gusty winds are the norm here: along the mountain ridge, winds of 10 meters per second or over can be expected for more than 150 days year-round. The fjon, or turbulent southern wind characteristic of the spring season, can reach speeds up to 18-20 mps. Conversely, the bora, or northern winds, brings arctic frost over the ridge to the southern slopes.


                In the higher reaches of the mountain, winters are frosty, with average January temperatures oscillating between 9 and 3°C below zero. The snow cover lasts for about 6 months and reaches 180-220 cm. in thickness by the end of March. The Central Balkan ridges are, more often than not, shrouded in thick fog. The number of rainy or humid days exceeds 280 annually, and the area of Ambaritsa Chalet is the record holder for precipitation nation-wide: 1,360 l per sq m.


                Spring comes suddenly and lasts short; summer is cool and rainy. Fall is relatively more stable weather-wise and is suitable for tourism.


                Frequent and abrupt changes in the weather pattern are characteristic of this part of the mountain, the main ridge and, mostly, the highest peaks, those above 1900 m. Characteristic in that respect is the Botev Peak massif (also known by its Turkish name, Yumruk Chal), where the weather can change beyond recognition in a matter of minutes. Botev Peak is also the most foggy (over 305 days of fog year-round) and windiest places in Bulgaria.

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