According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road №60 The town of Kalofer - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vechicles 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 30th of September.Read more >>
The Uzunbudzak Biosphere Reserve covers a considerable part of the Strandja Mountain (over 78,400 ha). It is one of the most interesting and rich biodiversity regions in Bulgaria and Europe. Its territory is a natural transition between the vegetation, flora and fauna of Europe and Asia because of the terrestrial connection that existed until about 7,500 years ago at the site of the present-day Bosphorus Strait. The flora of the biosphere reserve is characterized by a large number of species that were widespread during the Tertiary (Tertiary relics). The wildlife is also remarkable for its great diversity of species. The populations of many of them are of global, European and national importance.Read more >>
According to the Central Balkan National Park Management plan, Road Tazha chalet - Botev Peak is with restricted access of until 10 motor vechicles 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 30th of September.Read more >>
The closing session of the Summer University under the UNESCO program "Man and the Biosphere" was held at the Information and Cultural Center of Troyan on the 26th of July. The event was opened with a greeting from the deputy Mayor of Troyan municipality - Bistra Cholakova.Read more >>
The fifth edition of the International initiative was opened on July 22nd in the hall of the Municipality of Karlovo with welcome notes by the deputy mayor of the Municipality of Karlovo Stoyko Karagenski, the Director of the National Nature Protection Service of the MOEW Miroslav Kalugerov, the Permanent Representation of UNESCO in Bulgaria Hristo Georgiev, Director of Central Balkan National Park Gencho Iliev, the Executive director of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation Rumyana Ivanova and proff. Michael Scoullos from the Greek National Committee of Man and the Biosphere Program of UNESCO. All of them greeted the young professionals from around the world who will be studying for a week on topics related to the successful development of biosphere reserves.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.