The areas of the Mantaritsa Reserve and the maintained Varbov Dol Reserve have been updated

23 Nov, 2021 | 15:29

The Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev signed orders for updating the areas of ​​two protected territories – the Mantaritsa Reserve and the maintained Varbov Dol Reserve.

The two protected areas were declared in 1968 by order of the Minister of Forestry and Forest Industry. Given the time of the declaration, the map material for the initial delineation of their boundaries was not clear enough, which required updating their area given that more accurate map material is currently available in digital form, which meets modern requirements for accuracy, as well as the normative requirements of the Cadastre and Property Register Act.

The area of ​​the Mantaritsa Reserve has been updated from 10,692 decares to 10,887,946 decares, while the maintained Varbov Dol Reserve - from 706 decares to 716,654 decares, as the delineation of their boundaries, indicated in the orders of declaration, does not change in essence.

The updated data on the area of ​​the two reserves will be entered in the State Register of Protected Areas maintained by the MOEW. The publication of the orders in the State Gazette is forthcoming.

The Mantaritsa Reserve is located on the land of the town of Rakitovo, Rakitovo municipality, Pazardzhik district. It was created to preserve the habitats of capercaillies and the pristine nature of coniferous forests. It covers areas with an altitude between 1200 and 1900 meters.

Maintained reserve “Varbov dol” in the land of the village of Debelets, Dulgopol municipality, Varna district, was declared in protection of mixed plantations of blackthorn, winter oak, and cer that are typical for the region.