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30/06/2020

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18/06/2020 An annual plan for the use of medicinal plants in Central Balkan National Park, 2020 has been approved

The plan outlines the procedures for determining the quantities of medicinal plant resources allowed for collection. The quantities are provided in order to ensure environmentally-friendly livelihoods of the population through successful practices to ensure timely implementation of the seasonal campaign for the use of medicinal plants, creating conditions for the development of environmentally friendly livelihoods of the local population.

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16/06/2020 A new plant species for Central Balkan National Park Alium siculum (local name "samardala") has been determined

The first locality was discovered last year in Tazha Park section by a park employee. During this year's monitoring of the brown bear, experts from the Park Directorate discovered a second locality - in Stara Reka Reserve, Karlovo Park section.

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10/06/2020 Training of employees of Central Balkan National Park Directorate

On 04.06.2020 an administrative contract was concluded for granting financial aid between the Managing Authority of the Operational Program Good Governance and Central Balkan National Park Directorate for the training of its employees.

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08/06/2020 Important! Procedure for random distribution of free pastures

The text is available only in Bulgarian.

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14/05/2020 Anti-erosion plantations are being created in the Central Balkan National Park

Employees of the Central Balkan National Park afforested part of the areas in the Troyan Park section as a measure against erosion in the protected area.

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12/05/2020 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 2020 in Bulgarian can be found at www.centralbalkan.bg

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11/05/2020 Literary competition "Mimi Pramatarova" 2020

LITERARY COMPETITION ON THE TOPIC "The day after COVID 19 - what will be the new 'normal' in our behavior towards the environment" The competition is aimed at high school students in the Republic of Bulgaria.

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05/05/2020 The movement, stay and parking of motor vehicles (including ATVs and UTVs of all classes) on the road Beklemeto locality - Dermanka hut is prohibited until 31.12.2020

The movement, stay and parking of motor vehicles on the road Beklemeto locality - Dermanka hut is prohibited in connection with the implementation of Contract №97 MB 6/02.08.2019. Protection of treeless natural habitats through repair and restoration of the road Beklemeto locality - Dermenka hut.

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04/05/2020 Guidelines for visits in the Central Balkan National Park

Based on an Order of the Minister of Health for organization of personal visits in all national parks, nature parks, mountains, and other places with park environment, outside the settlements on the territory of the municipalities, it is obligatory to observe certain rules.

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21/04/2020 Change in deadlines of public tenders due to state of emergency

Due to the crizis situation the deadline for submission of offers for the public tenders started after 13th of March 2020 is extended.

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02/04/2020 Extended deadline for submission of applications for grazing

Due to the crizis situation the deadline for submission of applications for grazing is extended.

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16/03/2020 ​Important message about the functioning of the administrative services at the Central Balkan National Park Directorate

Functioning of the administrative services at the Central Balkan National Park Directorate in connection with the state of emergency

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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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