Protected area

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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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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