Mantaritsa Biosphere ReservePazardzhik, Bulgaria
Mantaritsa Biosphere Reserve is located at the territory of municipality of Rakitovo, not far away of Batak dam and Tsigov Chark resort. There are kept most magnificent coniferous forests in Bulgaria. The vegetation is impassable for the most part, and resembles a jungle. The most common trees in the reserve of Mantaritsa are spruces, fir and pine, which are about 130-150 years old (average). In the reserve live also many animal species as grouse, bears, deer, pigs, deer, wolves and others.