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The Eastern Rhodopes are located in the southernmost part of Bulgaria. They occupy the lower eastern part of the Rhodopes Massif. The flora of the Eastern Rhodopes includes 1962 plant species. There are 23 Bulgarian endemics. 6 plant species are endemic for the Rhodopes and  92 are Balkan endemic species. A total of 4329 animal species have been established in the Eastern Rhodopes of which 278 species of birds. (Read more here.)

Organic Farming

Organic farming in conjunction with ecotourism will create jobs, raise life standards and reduce the depopulation of rural areas. The New Thracian Gold  hopes to achieve this by investing in exchange of  experience and knowledge through training, seminars and demonstration farms.  New Thracian Gold also stimulates and promotes the sales of the local eco-products.


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The Eastern Rhodope region has been inhabited since the dawn of European civilization and it is the richest in the Balkans in megalithic monuments from Thracian antiquity. The Eastern Rhodopes are one of the few places in Europe where the nature is uncredibly various, the biodiversity is so high, and at the same time there are still places which are untouched by human presence.


12.11.2015 - Member of the New Thracian Gold network - nominated for biodiversity support
The travel company Gabi Tour, a member of the New Thracian Gold network, was nominated for a Biodiversity award. Prizes are annually awarded by...
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25.11.2014 - “TARPAN: Repainting An Ancient Picture” won the Best Short Documentary award at the Equus Film Festival in New York
“TARPAN: Repainting An Ancient Picture” won last night the Best Short Documentary at the Equus Film Festival in New York! The Tarpan, an...
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13.11.2014 - Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria become the seventh rewilding area
The Rhodope Mountains have today officially become a part of the Rewilding Europe initiative, after a period of intensive preparations for it...
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