The Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces a schedule for conducting a procedure for random distribution of vacant pasture areas on the territory of the National Park.Read more >>
Following the initiative of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate to organize free visits with guides to beech forests, part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, four more visits are planned in 2022 – two of them at the beginning of the summer and two at the end. They will be of varying difficulty – low, medium and high. The aim is to enable a wider range of people to reach pieces of Bulgarian nature that have received international recognition.Read more >>
The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health" is held in support of the lifestyle of young people. It is the prevention of unhealthy diet, low physical activity, alcohol abuse and smoking. The initiative is organized by the Ministry of Health.Read more >>
Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.Read more >>
The educational program "The Park as a Classroom" of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate has been renewed after a two-year break due to the pandemic situation in the country. It relies on the long-term cooperation between the park directorate and the pedagogical college from the park region. The aim is to contribute to the diversification of environmental education in the classroom and extracurricular activities of schools.Read more >>
Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2022 was announced.Read more >>
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".Read more >>
The Central Balkan National Park has an exceptional wealth and diversity of plants. More then half of the plant species and subspecies in Bulgaria (Bulgarian flora include around 4000 species) have been identified within its boundaries. Of these, 10 species and 2 subspecies can only be found in the Central Balkan National Park. A total of 697 species of the plants have been identified in nine representative sampling grounds around the Park. In the high-mountain treeless zone alone, there are 676 higher plant species, including cereal grasses, lady’s mantles , campanulas, communities of Bruckenthalia spiculifolia, bear berry, bilberries.
|There are 9 locally endemic, 10 nationally endemic, and 67 regionally endemic (Balkan Peninsula) species within the Park. Thirty species are protected under Bulgarian law (edelweiss, snowdrop, yellow moutain lily, Stara planina primrose), 81 are listed in the Red Book of Bulgaria, 9 on the European Red List, and 10 are globally endangered (according to the World Conservation Union (IUCN)). Examples include the Transylvanian campanula, starry lady’s mantle, Kerner’s Thistle, and Stefchov’s stonecrop.|
The Central Balkan National Park contains 49 types of habitats—24 are of high conservation significance according to the CORINE classification. The Park is instrumental in protecting endangered, rare, and protected plant species.