BG017
Belene Islands Complex


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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1999 428 individuals B1i, C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2004 10 breeding pairs C6
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1996 60 breeding pairs B2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1998 58 breeding pairs B2, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1996 40 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 2003 238 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 40 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs 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)
Persinski Marshes Managed Reserve 385 protected area contained by site 385
Persinski blata Poddarzhan Rezarvat 385 protected area contained by site 0
Persina Iztok National Monument 719 protected area contained by site 719
Persina Priroden Park 21,762 protected area overlaps with site 1,714
Persina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 25,684 protected area contains site 5,306
Persin-Iztok Zashtitena Mestnost 719 protected area contained by site 0
Persin Zashtitena Mestnost 551 protected area contained by site 0
Milka Rezervat 39 protected area contained by site 0
Kompleks Belenski ostrovi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,010 is identical to site 6,897
Kitka Island Reserve 25 protected area contained by site 25
Kitka Rezervat 28 protected area contained by site 0
Belene Islands Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 18,330 protected area overlaps with site 1,714

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belene Islands Complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.