Central Balkan National Park Directorate and Natural History Museum - Cherni Osam village celebrated World Water Day together
World Water Day - March 22 - was celebrated with a celebration in the yard of the Natural History Museum in the village of Cherni Osam. More than 40 children and Museum visitors participated in the event. The main topic of the talks were the rivers, the living conditions in them, the organisms that inhabit them and live nearby, the importance of water bodies, as well as the human impact on river ecosystems.Read more >>
15th edition of the National Student Competition "Ambassadors of Health".
The Ministry of Health announces the beginning of the 15th edition of the National Student Competition "Ambassadors of Health". The purpose of the competition is to promote a healthy lifestyle among young people, emphasizing the prevention of behavioral and health risk factors related to unhealthy eating, low physical activity, alcohol abuse and smoking.Read more >>
Central Balkan National Park Directorate, together with the Natural History Museum - Cherni Osam village, invite you to a water festival on March 22 (Wednesday) in the courtyard of the museum
On the occasion of World Water Day - March 22, the Central Balkan National Park Directorate together with the Natural History Museum - Cherni Osam village are organizing a celebration for young and old. Through games and tasks, everyone will learn more about water, its related species and how to protect it. The event will be held in the courtyard of the museum on March 22 (Wednesday) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Read more >>
Park rangers have been trained to carry out inspections under the Biodiversity Act
During the past week, training was carried out for park rangers of Central Balkan National Park Directorate to draw up protocols in connection with the mandatory annual inspections under the Biodiversity Act.Read more >>
The meeting between representatives of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and candidate users of pastures in the Park will be held on February 28
On February 28, 2023, Tuesday, in the “Vasil Karaivanov” hall of the Municipality of Karlovo (1 Petko Sabev Street, town of Karlovo), between representatives of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate and candidate users of pastures in the Park a meeting will be held.Read more >>
Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP
Draft of an Annual plan for livestock grazing and using of hay in the Central Balkan NP 2023 was announced with an Order of CBNPD Director.Read more >>
Prohibition of traffic on the road Neshkovtsi locality - Kiselitsa locality in the national park
By Order of the Director of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, movement, standing and parking on road No. 17 - Neshkovtsi locality - Kiselitsa locality from Annex 3.1.16 - "Road infrastructure in the CBNP" is prohibited without exception due to violation of the abutments of a bridge.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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 tourisRead more >>
· Avoid hiking alone. Always travel in a group and listen to your leader’s/guide’s instructions.
· Adhere to the markings/sign posts. Do not take unnecessary shortcuts, especially in inclement weather. Do not move too quickly—you may become exhausted and lose your bearings.
· In an emergency, immediately seek help from the mountain rescue service or Park Directorate personnel operating in the area.
· When hiking on the mountain, observe the general rules for mountain hiking conditions approved by the Bulgarian Tourism Union and the Mountain Rescue Service. Please obey all instructions from Park rangers and observe rules and regulations.
· Use lightweight, synthetic, weatherproof clothing. Always carry at least one dry set of clothing.
· Always carry drinking water and high-energy bars. Bandages are also good to have on hand.
· In a thunderstorm, do not take cover under large single trees or in rock crevasses, avoid moving along ridges or sharp protruding parts of the mountain, and do not carry large metal objects or equipment.
· Carefully consider how much equipment you can safely carry, the time it takes to hike a trail, and how much information you actually have of the area.
· Do not overdo by undertaking additional, unplanned treks.
· In winter, use snowshoes or skis whenever possible.
· In winter, hiking through unmarked routes through the forest may be far more dangerous than hiking in the treeless areas.
· Keep an eye out for avalanches. In winter, always consult the Mountain Rescue Service before choosing a route.
· Avoid moving or staying for extended periods of time in the high-mountain zone (at altitudes over 2,000 meters).
· Use sunglasses and sun block.
· Gather only those mushrooms and wild fruits that you recognize! Many species of plants growing in the Park are poisonous.
· If an insect or snake bites you, drink plenty of fluids, apply a cold compress to the affected area, and seek medical help.
· Build campfires at designated areas only. When leaving the site, extinguish the fire completely and clean up your debris.
· Use of firearms or fireworks in the Park is strictly forbidden.
· Burning bushes and grass to clear pastures is strictly forbidden.
· In the event of a possible forest fire, immediately notify Park personnel or nearest chalet keeper.
· Do not attempt to handle large fires yourself—this is extremely dangerous. If you decide to assist Park personnel, follow their instructions.
· We appreciate any and all information about Park violations. Your anonymity will be guaranteed.
· If you do observe a violation, do not attempt to handle the perpetrator on your own. Immediately contact Park personnel.