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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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