BG053
Vrachanski Balkan


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
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1996 10-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1996 6-12 breeding pairs C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1996 8 breeding pairs B2, C6
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC resident 1996 25-40 breeding pairs B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 1996 1-2 breeding pairs B2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1996 7-10 breeding pairs C6

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)
Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 219,753 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vratzata Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 2 protected area contained by site 0
Vrachanski karst Rezervat 1,439 protected area contained by site 0
Vrachanski balkan Priroden Park 30,130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vrachanski Balkan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 35,981 protected area contains site 30,880
Vrachanski Balkan Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30,880 is identical to site 30,880
Vola Zashtitena Mestnost 102 protected area contained by site 0
Vezhdata Zashtitena Mestnost 63 protected area contained by site 0
Temnata dupka Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 1 protected area contained by site 0
Ritlite Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 123 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ponor Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31,377 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Padinite Zashtitena Mestnost 623 protected area contained by site 0
Novata peshtera Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 0 protected area contained by site 0
Ledenika Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost 102 protected area contained by site 0
Lakatnishki skali Zashtitena Mestnost 84 protected area contained by site 0
Kalna matnitsa Protected Site 23 protected area contained by site 0
Iskarski prolom - Rzhana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,693 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Borov kamak Zashtitena Mestnost 165 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vrachanski Balkan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.