National and Natural Parks
The treasure of Bulgarian nature is well preserved in the national conservation parks. The climate and diverse landscape across the country are combined in a unique way. This is one of the many reasons for the country to have such an animal and plant diversity. Many rare, endangered and endemic species live in the Bulgarian conversation parks. Through the territory of the country passes Via Pontica – the route of the migratory birds from Europe to Africa.
Bulgaria is among the highest ranking European countries when it comes to bio variety. The diverse natural resources guarantee the existence of a vast variety of animal species, some of which are only found in Bulgaria, and some are facing extinction. Bulgaria has over 29,000 animal species. The country has a treasury of endemic plants – from 3700 in total, 170 are announced to be endemic for the country, and around 200 for the Balkan Peninsula.