The site was identified as important in 2005 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|White Stork Ciconia ciconia||LC||breeding||1996||35-45 breeding pairs||B2, C6|
|Great White Egret Ardea alba||LC||winter||1996||120-130 individuals||A4i, B1i, C2|
|Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida||LC||breeding||1996||10-30 breeding pairs||C6|
|European Roller Coracias garrulus||LC||breeding||1996||20-25 breeding pairs||C6|
|Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis||LC||resident||1997||10-12 breeding pairs||B2|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Obnova - Karaman dol||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||10,751||protected area overlaps with site||4,899|
|Obnova||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||5,422||is identical to site||5,422|
|Eliata||Zashtitena Mestnost||30||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Obnova Fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/obnova-fish-ponds-iba-bulgaria on 04/12/2023.