|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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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.
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).
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plovdiv Fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2018.