First Cases of African Swine Fever Found in Four Wild Boars in Dobrich

First cases of infection with African swine fever virus (ASF) were found in four wild boars in Dobrich region (Northeastern Bulgaria). They were shot in a hunting farm on the land of the village of Bulgarevo, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) announced on 1st of November, reports BNT. 

Rila National Park to Open a Visitor Information Centre

A Visitor Information Centre for Rila National Park will open in Blagoevgrad's Varosha, the old town. Its construction has officially started today, Focus News Agency reported. The project aimed at building protected areas capacity is funded under the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020.

A nation in decline

The critical problem of a rapidly aging population is absent from Greek public discourse.

Besides, the country today is more preoccupied with the past and the present. And, at least for now, it appears indifferent about the future. 

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

AFP - A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.

Thousands of the fossils have been found over the past seven decades, revealing that it lived at the bottom of the ocean, without a mouth, intestines or anus, half a billion years ago.

Weekly Clinical Examinations in Bulgarian Pig Farms Continue

Sofia. The weekly clinical examinations in pig farms continue, the areas that fall within the protection zone have already been identified, Dr Alexandra Miteva, Head of the Animal Welfare Department of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), told Focus Radio, commenting on the spread of the African swine fever virus in Bulgaria.