Rozov Kladenets Reservoir

Country/territory: Bulgaria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2005)
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Area: 1,284 ha

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (2000 baseline)
A water-storage reservoir which does not freeze in winter, since an associated thermoelectric power-station uses the water as coolant. The water is also used for irrigation.

Key biodiversity
The reservoir supports large and important numbers of Phalacrocorax carbo and P. pygmeus in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (6-17 in winter), Aythya nyroca (max. 2 in winter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rozov Kladenets Reservoir. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.