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01/11/2022

50thYEARS OF THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION OF UNESCO

In 2022, the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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27/10/2022

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26/09/2022

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21/09/2022

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19/09/2022

Annual plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not from medicinal plants 2022 has been announced.

The Annual Plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not medicinal plants 2022 has been announced by Order of the Director of Central Balkan National Park.

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17/09/2022

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15/09/2022

The last tour dedicated to the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park as a World Heritage Site took place

​The last for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, make more than 20 enthusiasts smiling on September 10th.

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15/09/2022

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05/09/2022

A walk in the mystical beech forests of Kozia Stena Reserve, Central Balkan National Park

​The penultimate for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on September 3rd.

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08/07/2022

The road town of Kalofer - Panitsite locality - Botev peak is closed for motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of tourism

By order of the Director of the Central Balkans National Park Directorate, a restricted access road, according to the Management Plan of the national park, Kalofer - Panitsike - Botev peak is closed to motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of touris

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         Severen Dzhendem (Northern Hell) Reserve was set apart on September 30, 1983. It has a total area of 1,610 hectares and is the highest Reserve in the Central Balkan National Park, encompassing a beautiful, wild, and inaccessible section of the Central Balkan Range: the source and upper reaches of the Vidima River. The Reserve includes the nearly vertical northern slopes below Botev Peak: looming rock tiers, short and steep watersheds, overhanging cliffs, rock bridges, jaded cornices, deep precipices, numerous waterfalls, as well as grassy terraces, all bearing evidence to the unique geological processes that took place eons ago.

 

        Ancient beech and mixed (beech and fir) forests cover almost two-thirds of the steeply sloped Reserve. Severen Dzhendem contains some subalpine grassy and forest habitats. A range of rare and endangered wildlife species have found their last refuge in this impenetrable natural forest, which is home to an unusual community of Siberian juniper, myrtle-leaf rhododendron and blueberry, as well as the only known location of Urumov’s campion in the world. Severen Dzhendem is linked to another, larger Reserve, Dzhendema, which makes it part of a larger natural sanctuary to the Balkan chamois, bear, wolf, red deer, roe, golden eagle, diferent bats, peregrine falcon, and wallcreeper.
 

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