About the reserve
Experts of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and the Natural History Museum - Cherni Osam village made 32 houses for dormice.Read more >>
Rehabilitation activities are carried out within the Contract under the project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in Central Balkan National Park", funded by the Operational Program "Environment 2014 - 2020".Read more >>
Dzhendema (Hell) Reserve was established on March 28, 1953. It is included in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program. Dzhendema encompasses 4,220.2 hectares, and is the largest Reserve in the Balkan Range and the second largest Reserve in Bulgaria. It is centered on a granite extrusion near Botev Peak, combined with limestone outcroppings to form steep slopes; deep, narrow gorges; massive rock cliffs; and huge waterfalls. The tallest waterfall in Bulgaria, Raiskoto Praskalo (Paradise Gusher) is directly below Botev Peak.
Dzhendema Reserve shelters beech and fir forests and large meadows with unique sub-alpine grassy species and communities. Because of its specific geological and climatic conditions, the area is rich in endemic species and rare plants. It is an active source of new wildlife species.