During the period 2000-2018, over 100 nature areas were taken under legal protection and many more were proposed for protection. Among the protected areas should be singled out: National Park “Cursed Mountains” (2013) and Wetland of Henc – Radeva, while the other majority are natural monuments of botanical, hydrological, geomorphological, etc.
During the period 2015-2019 alone, a total of 72 new nature protected areas were added to the total number of protected areas.
The trend of increasing the area of protected areas for the period 1980-2018, shows a constant increase in the area of protected areas with a significant increase in 2012.
Source: Environmental Indicators Report: