World significance

21/01/2020 The draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2020 was announced

By order of the Director of the Park Directorate, a draft of the Annual Plan for livestock grazing and hay use in the Central Balkan National Park, 2020 was announced.

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21/01/2020 Great cormorants and Mallards are the most numerous, shows Midwinter Waterfowl Census near the Central Balkan National Park

Three teams of Central Balkan National Park staff - one south of the mountain and two north, participated in this year's Midwinter Waterfowl Census. On January 11 and 12, the southern team - three employees of the Park Directorate, and representatives of the Green Balkans NGO and BSPB, traversed the Koprinka Dam (part of the Tundzha River basin) and the fish farms to the town of Nikolaevo. A total of 6 472 birds of 73 species were observed for the two days.

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20/12/2019 New case of African swine fever in Central Balkan National Park

Due to a third identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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13/12/2019 The observation tower on the Tsarichina Ecotrail is closed

Due to the deterioration of the technical condition and the possible threat to the life and health of the visitors of the Central Balkan National Park the use of the observation tower in the area of Shalya Peak (part of the Tsarichina ecotrail) is temporarily suspended.

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12/12/2019 Second case: measures taken in the National Park due to the African swine fever presence

Due to a second identified case of the disease African swine fever has begun the implementation of measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease

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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 world conservation significance, because it is:



·           Identified as an area of a high degree of vulnerability, rarity, naturalness, typicality and significance, i.e. as a territory of exceptional biological diversity;

·           One of the territories representative of birds of the Alpine biome, as well as of the entire alpine fauna and the species trophically related to it;

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·           The northernmost location of white fir in the world;

·           The most important protected area in the world for the semi-colarred flycatcher, white-backed woodpecker, Bechstein's bat, souslik and mountain molerat;

·           A form-generating source for plants and invertebrates;

·           The largest protected area of beech forests in the world, with the characteristic fauna;

·           A breeding ground for a large number of species of world conservation status: 21 species of vertebrates endangered on a world scale (10% of the Park’s vertebrate fauna), 19 invertebrate species and 10 plant species;

·           One of the major centers of endemicity (of species of limited geographic range): 10 local endemics, 10 Bulgarian, and 67 species and subspecies of higher plants endemic to the Balkan Peninsula, as well as 168 endemic species of vertebrates and invertebrates;

·           A territory that ensures the survival and reproduction of populations of world conservation significance of 13 species and subspecies of vertebrates.

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