03/12/2019 Measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

With an Order of the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, within the affected from the disease African swine fever areas (subarea A) has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease.

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11/11/2019 National student competition "Ambassadors for Health"

National student competition "Ambassadors for Health" for projects, aimed at the restriction of smoking, alcohol abuse, healthy eating, and exercising.

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25/10/2019 Park employees and children from the SOS Children's Villages set up bird feeders

The event was part of a donation campaign by Raiffeisenbank for placing feeders and birdhouses in schools and kindergartens within the Central Balkan Biosphere reserve.

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11/10/2019 The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition.

The Ministry of Environment and Water announces a photo competition with the theme "I love the Nature in four seasons".

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            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.

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