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01/08/2019 Allowed quota for Road the town of Kalofer - Botev Peak 03.08.2019 (Saturday) is reached

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.

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01/08/2019 Uzunbodzhak Biosphere Reserve

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.

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01/08/2019 Allowed quota for Road Tazha chalet - Botev Peak 04.08.2019 (Sunday) is reached

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.

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30/07/2019 UNESCO Summer University Closing Session Discusses Prospects for Central Balkan Biosphere Park

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.

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23/07/2019 UNESCO Summer Unversity was opened in Karlovo

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.

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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);
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·           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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