Protected sites

Protected sites in Madzharovo region

The designation and protection regimes fot protected sites in Bulgaria are governed by the Protected Areas Act (PAA). According to this act the categories of Protected Sites in Bulgaria are as follows:

- Reserve (strict protection) There is one strict Reserve in Eastern Rhodopes called "Valchi dol"

- National park (ecosystem protection and recreation)

- Nature monument (conservation of natural features)

- Maintained reserve (conservation through active management) There are 4 Maintained reserves in Eastern Rhdopes

- Nature park (landscape/seascape conservation and recreation)

- Protected area (conservation through active management) There are 20 Protected areas in Eastern Rhodopes and 4 of them are near Madzharovo