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07/04/2021 Forest Week in Bulgaria

Since 1925, the entire first week of April has been celebrated as Forest Week. For 2021 it is from 5 to 11 April and is held under the motto "The forest is health".

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05/04/2021 Monitoring of Family Gliridae in Central Balkan National Park

Experts of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and the Natural History Museum - Cherni Osam village made 32 houses for dormice.

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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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The Kozya Stena peak

The peak of Kozya Stena accomplishes the subalpine, rocky, limestone ensemble located in the westernmost section of the Troyan mountain.Its popularity is proven by the fact that both the reserves and the hut, located at some q hour hike off it have the same name. The peak itself is maybe the most impressive of the chain of Ushite, Kucheto, Boba (Baba). The peak is 1670 m high and is crowned by rocky crown, descending in a frightful cliff to the North.Observed from the South the peak does not appear an impressive geological phenomenon and nothing suggests what hides behind the close rock edge. The look from the North, Northwest and Northeast however, opens an imposing panorama to one almost one-hundred-meter cliff, shaping the stone pile of the peak. Even more impressive is the view from the peak to the cliff and the vast beech forests below it. The incautious mountaineer this look may turn to be fatal as the rock edge is not secured. The site offers beautiful vistas to the Pre-Balkan to the North and the peaks of Sredna Gora, and in clear weather to the Rhodopes and Rila to the South. A metal wire is mounted here, which allows less trained tourists to climb the very peak. The region is fabulous for its exceptional vegetation – here you may observe a number of beautiful flowers amongst which the symbol of Bulgarian tourism – the edelweiss.
The trail from Eho hut to Beklemeto, of which this peak of is section is not recommended for hiking in the winter period. It could be hiked only after special training, with a special equipment and a competent guide. The avalanches danger is high.
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