About the reserve
60 projects of students from 1st to 12th grade from all over the country were admitted to the XII edition of the National Student Competition "Ambassadors of Health" for the 2019/2020 academic year.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
The reserve is included in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program. Beeches abound in Boatin Reserve. These 200 year old trees, some over 50 meters tall, are among the largest protected all beech massifs in Europe. About 600 higher flora species are also represented here. The only concentration of dwarf pine in the Central Balkan Range is in the Reserve’s vicinity.
Mammals typically found in the temperate zone have homes in the Boatin Reserve: brown bears, wolves, foxes, wild cats, martens, weasels, red deer, roe, and wild boar. In the not-so-distant past, lynx resided in the Reserve. In addition, there are 64 species of nesting birds, among them the Urals owls, Tengmaum’s owls, red-breasted and semi-collared flycatchers, southern white-backed and black woodpeckers, and peregrine falcons.