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15/09/2020 This year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme is ‘Zero-emission mobility for all’

Central Balkan National Park will mark the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK with open days from 16 to 22 of September and an information stand in Markoteya City Park in Gabrovo.

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10/09/2020 Allowed quota for Kalofer town - Panitsite locality - Botev Peak 13.09.2020 (Monday) is reached​

According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road Kalofer town - Panitsite locality - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vehicles per day and it is allowed only in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and thought the Bulgarian official rest days from the 1st of June to the 15th of September.

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27/08/2020 ​Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats start in Central Balkan National Park

The Park Directorate assigns the implementation of fire-fighting measures under activity №11 Preventive activities against fires in forest natural habitats, within the Project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in the Central Balkan National Park".

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Central Balkan National Park is of significance to the system of protected areas, because it:

·           Has the most numerous and largest (in combined area) nature reserves included within a National Park in Bulgaria;

·           Is a protected area incorporating the largest (28%) proportion of strictly protected zone in Europe (not counting Scandinavia);

·           Is one of the largest protected areas in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula;

·           Is one of four protected areas in Bulgaria with the highest significance for biodiversity conservation;

·           Is a model of the modern approach towards establishing and managing protected areas;

·           Is one of the major protected areas that serve as an example of Bulgaria’s fulfillment of its international commitments (the Bern and Bonn Conventions and the Biodiversity Conservation Convention);

·           Serves as an example of the implementation of the Directive on Habitats of the European Union, even though Bulgaria is not yet an EU member.
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