Category: Bulgaria

Safeguarding nations’ cultural and natural treasures; Christopher Osterberg; The Budapest Times

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The idea of a UNESCO World Heritage List was born in 1972 to protect sites of outstanding universal value from the likes of armed conflict, destruction, economic pressures and climate change. Hungary has eight such listings and is slightly outnumbered by Bulgaria, which signed the convention in 1974 and has 10 that will enhance any visit to the Balkan nation.

Source: Safeguarding nations’ cultural and natural treasures – The Budapest Times

5 things not to miss as a Hungarian if you are in Bulgaria; Andras Balogh; Daily News Hungary

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Source: 5 things not to miss as a Hungarian if you are in Bulgaria — PHOTOS

Discover Bulgaria’s beguiling UNESCO World Heritage Sites; EuroNews

If Bulgaria’s natural beauty is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, its strategic location between East and West has also placed it at the crossroads of many intersecting civilizations over thousands of years and that has endowed the country with a truly exhilarating array of cultural treasures.

Source: Discover Bulgaria’s beguiling UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Bulgaria’s Pirin National Park saved from destruction, for now; Craig Turp; Emerging Europe

Plans to extend Bulgaria’s largest ski resort, Bansko, appear to have been dealt a fatal blow by the country’s highest court. On January 15, Bulgaria’s supreme administrative court overturned controversial changes made by the government in December 2017 to the management plan for Pirin National Park. The changes would have allowed construction of new ski runs and lifts on up to 48 per cent of the park’s 40,000 hectares (almost 100,000 acres).

Source: Bulgaria’s Pirin National Park saved from destruction, for now – Emerging Europe

Bulgaria activists win case to save UNESCO-listed forest; AFP

Environmentalists in Bulgaria scored a victory Wednesday in a long-running court battle to prevent enlargement of a ski resort in the Pirin mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a ruling that cannot be appealed, Bulgaria’s supreme administrative court overturned controversial changes made by the government in December 2017 to the management plan for Pirin National Park.

Source: Bulgaria activists win case to save UNESCO-listed forest

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List; EU Scoop

SOFIA, BULGARIA – The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is one of the biggest discoveries in the last 30 years in Bulgaria. Attracting many tourists from all parts of Bulgaria, the tomb has already gained popularity at the international level thanks to its presence on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari: Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency