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European significance

26/09/2022

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21/09/2022

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19/09/2022

Annual plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not from medicinal plants 2022 has been announced.

The Annual Plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not medicinal plants 2022 has been announced by Order of the Director of Central Balkan National Park.

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17/09/2022

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17/09/2022

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15/09/2022

The last tour dedicated to the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park as a World Heritage Site took place

​The last for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, make more than 20 enthusiasts smiling on September 10th.

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15/09/2022

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05/09/2022

A walk in the mystical beech forests of Kozia Stena Reserve, Central Balkan National Park

​The penultimate for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on September 3rd.

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08/07/2022

The road town of Kalofer - Panitsite locality - Botev peak is closed for motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of tourism

By order of the Director of the Central Balkans National Park Directorate, a restricted access road, according to the Management Plan of the national park, Kalofer - Panitsike - Botev peak is closed to motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of touris

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Central Balkan National Park is of European conservation significance, because it is:


 
·           The main potential component for the NATURA 2000, Emerald, Econet and other European ecological networks;
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·           One of the most significant natural centers for the protection of biodiversity and wildlife in Europe and Bulgaria, as well as a source of form generation;

·           A European example of the ‘Mixed Mountainous Systems of Complex Zoning’ biome;
·           A significant community of the coniferous forests;

·           Breeding grounds for 44 species of vertebrates of a European status of endangerment, representing 21% of all vertebrates in the territory of the Central Balkan Range;

·           A territory which ensures the survival and reproduction of significant European populations of 39 vertebrate species (13 mammals, 25 birds and one reptile);

·           A territory comprising 24 habitats, included in the List of Endangered Habitats in Europe under the EU Directive on Habitats;

·           A National Park that is home to the largest brown bear population within a protected area;

·           One of the most significant ecological corridors in Bulgaria, contributing to the genetic exchange, the free movement and natural links between species in the Carpathians and other European, mountains, the southern regions of the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor.