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02/08/2022

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22/07/2022

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18/07/2022

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12/07/2022

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12/07/2022

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11/07/2022

Last guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park

Following the initiative of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate organizes free guided tours in the beech forests, part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The last two visits for 2022 are planned. he aim is to enable a wider range of people to reach pieces of Bulgarian nature that have received international recognition.

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08/07/2022

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08/07/2022

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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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07/07/2022

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05/07/2022

The second organized guided tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2022 was held

​The second for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on Saturday, 2nd of July.

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28/06/2022

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27/06/2022

The first organized guided tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2022 was held

The first for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on Saturday, 25th of June.

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06/06/2022

The participants in the guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park have been selected

The participants in the first two free guided tours in the beech forests, part of a serial site from the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, organized by the Central Balkan National Park Directorate, have been selected.

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06/06/2022

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03/06/2022

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01/06/2022

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22/05/2022

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16/05/2022

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12/05/2022

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11/05/2022

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29/04/2022

Attention! Procedure for random allocation of vacant pastures 2022

The Central Balkan National Park Directorate announces a schedule for conducting a procedure for random distribution of vacant pasture areas on the territory of the National Park.

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29/04/2022

Guided tours in the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park 2

​Following the initiative of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate to organize free visits with guides to beech forests, part of a serial site of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, four more visits are planned in 2022 – two of them at the beginning of the summer and two at the end. They will be of varying difficulty – low, medium and high. The aim is to enable a wider range of people to reach pieces of Bulgarian nature that have received international recognition.

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21/04/2022

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20/04/2022

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14/04/2022

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06/04/2022

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31/03/2022

Annual grazing plan for CBNP is approved

​By Order of the Director of the Park Directorate today, March 31, 2022, the Annual Plan for Grazing and Use of Hay in the Central Balkan National Park for 2022 was approved.

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28/03/2022

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21/03/2022

The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health"

The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health" is held in support of the lifestyle of young people. It is the prevention of unhealthy diet, low physical activity, alcohol abuse and smoking. The initiative is organized by the Ministry of Health.

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18/03/2022

WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.

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18/03/2022

Educational program "The Park as a Classroom"

The educational program "The Park as a Classroom" of the Central Balkan National Park Directorate has been renewed after a two-year break due to the pandemic situation in the country. It relies on the long-term cooperation between the park directorate and the pedagogical college from the park region. The aim is to contribute to the diversification of environmental education in the classroom and extracurricular activities of schools.

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16/02/2022

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 2022 was announced.

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21/07/2020

Central Balkan National Park Directorate has commissioned the repair of an existing road from Beklemeto locality to Dermenka

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".

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Visiting the Park, please abide by the following warnings:

·   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.
Phone number for making alerts and complaints: +35966801277
(week days from 8:00 to 16:30)
+359886090658
(in non-working hours)
or е-mail address:
office@centralbalkan.bg