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Ponor


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
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix LC breeding 1998 250-300 breeding pairs B2
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2004 100-130 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2002 10-12 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2005 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1998 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis LC resident 1998 100-120 breeding pairs B2
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1998 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs B2
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1998 200-300 breeding pairs C6
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1998 10-20 breeding pairs B2

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zaskogo Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 88 protected area contained by site 0
Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 219,753 protected area overlaps with site 31,380
Vrachanski Balkan Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30,880 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Skaklia Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 1 protected area contained by site 0
Siniya vir Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ponor Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31,377 is identical to site 31,380
Planinski pelin - s. Brakyovtsi Zashtitena Mestnost 78 protected area contained by site 0
Iskarski prolom - Rzhana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,693 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elata Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 0 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022.