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Chernata Skala (the Black Rock)

The Chernata Skala protected site has an area of 893.70 ha. It was established with Order No:RD-473 of 11.07.2001 by the Ministry of the Environment and Water, on the suggestion of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, with the aim of preserving protected and endangered plants and animals and unique rock formations. It is situated in the Madzharovo Municipality, in the land of the villages of Topolovo, Rumeliya, Goren Glavanak and Gorno Pole. It includes rock complexes, mixed oak woods, shrubs and pastures. Here, a large number of species included in the national Red Book are to be found as well as such that are vulnerable on a European and world level, too. Of the plants, those are: mullein (Verbascum humile), pink bear's tail (Celsia roripifolia), the Thracian thistle (Cardius thracicus); of the amphibians, the European tree frogs (Hylla arborea); of the reptiles – the tortoises (Testudo graeca, Testudo hermanni ) and the European legless lizard (Ophisaurus apodus); of the birds, the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), the long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus), the Spanish wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica), the big olive mocking-bird (Hippolais olivetorum), the blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius). The protected site provides shelter to the otter, the spur-thighed tortoise and Hermann's tortoise, all included in the World Red List.

Reintroduction of tarpans

Taxonomy  In 1784 Pieter Boddaert named the Tarpan under Latin name Equus ferus, referring to Gmelin's description of this animal. Even...

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Natural Phenomenons

The petrified forest Location: Located in the village of Raven (Momchilgrad) in a deep gorge, called by locals Gabaz gulch. "The Trees"...

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