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20/12/2019 New case of African swine fever in Central Balkan National Park

Due to a third identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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13/12/2019 The observation tower on the Tsarichina Ecotrail is closed

Due to the deterioration of the technical condition and the possible threat to the life and health of the visitors of the Central Balkan National Park the use of the observation tower in the area of Shalya Peak (part of the Tsarichina ecotrail) is temporarily suspended.

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12/12/2019 Second case: measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

Due to a second identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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03/12/2019 Measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

With an Order of the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, within the affected from the disease African swine fever areas (subarea A) has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease.

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11/11/2019 National student competition "Ambassadors for Health"

National student competition "Ambassadors for Health" for projects, aimed at the restriction of smoking, alcohol abuse, healthy eating, and exercising.

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25/10/2019 Park employees and children from the SOS Children's Villages set up bird feeders

The event was part of a donation campaign by Raiffeisenbank for placing feeders and birdhouses in schools and kindergartens within the Central Balkan Biosphere reserve.

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11/10/2019 The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition.

The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition with the theme "I love the Nature in four seasons".

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            The ridge of the Balkan Range is the main watershed between the Black Sea and the Aegean. To the North, towards the river Danube and the Black Sea flow the rivers Vit, Osam and Rossitsa, while to the South, towards the Aegean, rush the Topolnitsa, the Stryama and the Tundja. The deep karst bedrock provides a steady outflow of the underground aquifer feeding those rivers, and the sprawling old forests retain the topsoil moisture. The riverbeds are steep, the rivers are fast and abundant in water.

 

            At many places these rivers jump off high cliffs, forming scenic waterfalls, which the local population calls praskala, or spray gushers. Central Balkan is the scene of some of the highest and most impressive waterfalls in Bulgaria, notably Raiskoto Praskalo (124.5 m.), Vidimskoto Praskalo (80 m.) and Kademliiskoto Praskalo (72 m.).

 

            The gross average annual outflow of all water streams generated in the territory of Central Balkan National Park is 460 million cubic meters; however, this may drop to 290 million cubic meters on a dry year, or rise to 530 million cubic meters on a rainy year. The local water is of very high quality and makes up a large portion of the drinking water resources of Bulgaria.

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