BG016
Plovdiv Fish-ponds


Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2 (2005)
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Area: 146 ha

Protection status:

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable low
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Site description
The fish-ponds are situated north of the town of Plovdiv, and are partially covered by aquatic vegetation of Ceratophyllum, Potamogeton, Trapa and Nymphoides, with fringing beds of Typha, Phragmites, Carex, Juncus and Salix along the banks.

Key biodiversity
The ponds are important for wintering and migrating Phalacrocorax pygmeus and for wintering Egretta alba. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (min. 3 on passage). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Ixobrychus minutus (5-6 pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plovdiv Fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.