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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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27/10/2022

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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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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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          One hundred and sixty-six medicinal plant species have been identified in the Central Balkan National Park, representing three-fourths of all medicinal plants widely used in alternative medicine. Particularly common species include thyme, St. John’s wort, raspberry, wild strawberry, eyebright, common speedwell, cowslip, and mouse-ear hawkweed. Hazelbush, ramsons, common geranium, and woodruff-asperule flourish in wooded areas. Mullein, broad- and narrow-leaf plantain, nettle, milfoil, common tansy, and common wormwood are found in high mountain pastures and along trails, chalets, lodges, shelters, and other areas of increased human presence.

Siberian juniper, black and cranberry are common species in the subalpine zone


Endangered and Protected Species

 

 

            The Bulgarian Red Data Book lists 22 species of medicinal plants in the Park. Of these, four are endangered in Bulgaria, while 18 are rare. Another 16 species are under special restrictions regarding management and use.

 

            To ensure the sustainable use of medicinal plant resources for future generations, i.e., to keep them available for extraction without endangering their locations or depleting their stocks, certain rules and restrictions are enforced. Medicinal plants can be gathered for personal use under approved regulations and standards, while commercial extraction is only allowed within the Multifunctional Zone.