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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 1996 1-9 breeding pairs C6
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata LC breeding 1996 40 breeding pairs B2, C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1996-2003 6,000-32,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

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)
Varnensko-Beloslavsko ezero Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,687 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rakitnik Zashtitena Mestnost 2 protected area contained by site 0
Liman Zashtitena Mestnost 5 protected area contained by site 0
Galata Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,044 is identical to site 8,137
Galata Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,843 protected area overlaps with site 1,247

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Galata. Downloaded from on 07/12/2021.