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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 Krali Markova Dupka rock phenomenon

Kralimarkova Dupka is located in the Steneto Reserve surrounding this phenomenon from the three sides. Its name is connected with the legend of Krali Marko (a fabulous Bulgarian hero), who has thrown his mace against the Turks with such a strength that it made a hole in the mountain. The phenomenon represents a beautiful rock bridge, shaped by the wind weathering of the limestone rock. It is visible from kilometers, which is an integral part of the beauty of the mountain landscape. The region around the site is the meeting place for the Troyan Mountain Rescue Service crew and regular tourists. Demonstrations of mountain climbing and rescue operations are often made here. The site is a part of the complex of natural phenomena, attracting substantial tourist flow.
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