Svishtov-Belene Lowland

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1996 122 individuals A1, C1
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1996 40,450 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1996 19 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svishtovsko-Belenska nizina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,440 is identical to site 5,441
Svishtovska gora Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,917 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Persina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 25,684 protected area overlaps with site 3,881
Persina Priroden Park 21,762 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaykusha Zashtitena Mestnost 155 protected area contained by site 0
Belene Islands Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 18,330 protected area contains site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svishtov-Belene Lowland. Downloaded from on 02/12/2022.