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01/11/2022

50thYEARS OF THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION OF UNESCO

In 2022, the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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26/09/2022

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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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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 conservation significance to Bulgaria, because it is:



·           A natural complex of six characteristic vegetation zones: deciduous, mixed deciduous, mixed deciduous and coniferous, fragmented coniferous, sub-alpine and fragmented alpine;

·           A breeding ground for 15 species of vertebrates of a national conservation status, and nationally significant populations of 56 vertebrate species  (in addition to those of world and European conservation significance);

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·           One of three protected areas of the highest degree of naturalness (over 70% of the territory of Central Balkan is occupied by natural ecosystems);

·           The most significant location of Ural owl and rock partridge;

·           The largest yew concentration in Bulgaria;

·           Home to the largest number of different types of habitats among all three National Parks;

·           A gene pool of exceptional conservation significance, representing 70% of all invertebrate species existing in Bulgaria, 54% of all terrestrial vertebrates breeding in the country, over 50% of the terrestrial flora species, as well as 54 types of habitats of different rank;

·           A territory comprising peat communities with a large number of endemic taxa.