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18/06/2020 An annual plan for the use of medicinal plants in Central Balkan National Park, 2020 has been approved

The plan outlines the procedures for determining the quantities of medicinal plant resources allowed for collection. The quantities are provided in order to ensure environmentally-friendly livelihoods of the population through successful practices to ensure timely implementation of the seasonal campaign for the use of medicinal plants, creating conditions for the development of environmentally friendly livelihoods of the local population.

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16/06/2020 A new plant species for Central Balkan National Park Alium siculum (local name "samardala") has been determined

The first locality was discovered last year in Tazha Park section by a park employee. During this year's monitoring of the brown bear, experts from the Park Directorate discovered a second locality - in Stara Reka Reserve, Karlovo Park section.

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10/06/2020 Training of employees of Central Balkan National Park Directorate

On 04.06.2020 an administrative contract was concluded for granting financial aid between the Managing Authority of the Operational Program Good Governance and Central Balkan National Park Directorate for the training of its employees.

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08/06/2020 Important! Procedure for random distribution of free pastures

The text is available only in Bulgarian.

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14/05/2020 Anti-erosion plantations are being created in the Central Balkan National Park

Employees of the Central Balkan National Park afforested part of the areas in the Troyan Park section as a measure against erosion in the protected area.

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12/05/2020 A Draft Annual Plan for the Use of Medicinal Plants in the Central Balkan National Park has been prepared

The full text of the Draft Annual Plan for the Use of Medicinal Plants for 2020 in Bulgarian can be found at www.centralbalkan.bg

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11/05/2020 Literary competition "Mimi Pramatarova" 2020

LITERARY COMPETITION ON THE TOPIC "The day after COVID 19 - what will be the new 'normal' in our behavior towards the environment" The competition is aimed at high school students in the Republic of Bulgaria.

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05/05/2020 The movement, stay and parking of motor vehicles (including ATVs and UTVs of all classes) on the road Beklemeto locality - Dermanka hut is prohibited until 31.12.2020

The movement, stay and parking of motor vehicles on the road Beklemeto locality - Dermanka hut is prohibited in connection with the implementation of Contract №97 MB 6/02.08.2019. Protection of treeless natural habitats through repair and restoration of the road Beklemeto locality - Dermenka hut.

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04/05/2020 Guidelines for visits in the Central Balkan National Park

Based on an Order of the Minister of Health for organization of personal visits in all national parks, nature parks, mountains, and other places with park environment, outside the settlements on the territory of the municipalities, it is obligatory to observe certain rules.

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21/04/2020 Change in deadlines of public tenders due to state of emergency

Due to the crizis situation the deadline for submission of offers for the public tenders started after 13th of March 2020 is extended.

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02/04/2020 Extended deadline for submission of applications for grazing

Due to the crizis situation the deadline for submission of applications for grazing is extended.

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16/03/2020 ​Important message about the functioning of the administrative services at the Central Balkan National Park Directorate

Functioning of the administrative services at the Central Balkan National Park Directorate in connection with the state of emergency

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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