Zvanichevo Fish-ponds

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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1996 4-6 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997 8-241 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 10-15 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)
Ribarnitsi Zvanichevo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,571 is identical to site 1,571
Reka Maritsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,693 protected area overlaps with site 685

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zvanichevo Fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.