Zlato Pole

IBA Justification

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
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1997 150-2,050 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zlato pole Zashtitena Mestnost 85 protected area contained by site 0
Zlato pole Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 409 is identical to site 409
Reka Maritsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,693 protected area overlaps with site 372

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zlato Pole. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.