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22/04/2021 Earth Day Campaign

On April 22 - Earth Day, employees of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate cleaned the area around the building and planted flowering seasonal plants.

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21/04/2021 April 22 Earth Day 2021

​The theme of Earth Day 2021 is to 'Restore Our Earth'. It focuses on adopting natural processes and emerging eco-friendly technologies that can restore ecosystems.

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12/04/2021 The Central Balkan National Park Directorate will mark the borders of the managed protected territories

The marking represents two horizontal stripes - white and red. It is placed to be visible when entering the protected area.

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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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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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