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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

A

1.2 Site code

BG0002099

1.3 Site name

Kocherinovo

1.4 First Compilation date

2005-10

1.5 Update date

2015-07

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment and Water, “National Nature Protection Service” Directorate
Address:  Sofia  22    Sofia    1000  Maria Luiza Blvd. 
Email:r.dimova@moew.government.bg

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2007-03
National legal reference of SPA designationSite classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No. 122/02.03.2007 (promulgated SG 21/2007).
Explanation(s):Site classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No. 122/02.03.2007 (promulgated SG 21/2007). Issued designation order by the Minister of Environment and Water with prohibitions and restrictions on activities contradicting the conservation objectives of the site – Order No. RD – 770/28.10.2008 (promulgated SG 102/2008).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:23.083889
Latitude:42.080833

2.2 Area [ha]

2434.8440

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
BG41Yugozapaden
BG41Yugozapaden

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA255Anthus campestris       
BA087Buteo buteo       
BA031Ciconia ciconia    28  33     
BA084Circus pygargus       
BA122Crex crex    33  33     
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus       
BA379Emberiza hortulana    11  11     
BA338Lanius collurio    10  10     
BA339Lanius minor       
BA246Lullula arborea    10  10     
BA242Melanocorypha calandra    25  26     
BA234Picus canus       
BA307Sylvia nisoria    10  15     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
A247Alauda arvensis    10  10               
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A113Coturnix coturnix                 
A244Galerida cristata                   
A233Jynx torquilla                   
A271Luscinia megarhynchos                   
A383Miliaria calandra                   
A235Picus viridis                   
A276Saxicola torquata                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N063.00
N086.00
N094.00
N1022.00
N1241.00
N150.00
N160.00
N173.00
N191.00
N215.00
N221.00
N2314.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site is located in south-western Bulgaria, in the Blagoevgrad kettle plain. Its territory is locked between main road E87 and the town of Kocherinovo on the west, the road connecting the towns of Kocherinovo and Rila on the north and the town of Rila on the east. Its southern border passes to the north of the village of Stob, making a turn to the east at the village of Porominovo and encompassing the area between the village and Barakovo residential area back to main road E79 on the west. The site includes several types of habitats, the main one being the mesophyte and alluvial – meadow grass formations – wet meadows, pastures and other open grasslands overgrown with Festuca pratensis, Poa sylvicola, Agrostis stolonifera, etc., located in the lower stream of the Rilska river and around its last left tributary. A big share of the territory is occupied by farmland. There are some orchards too.

4.2 Quality and importance

Kocherinovo is of international importance for the conservation of the globally threatened Corncrake Crex crex and one of the most important sites in the country on European Union scale for the White Stork Ciconia ciconia that breed there in considerable numbers. The White Stork nests in the settlements on the site’s periphery and uses the wet meadows for foraging.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA03i
MA04i
MA09i
LA10i
LA10.01i
MB01i
MB01.02i
MB02.03i
MD01.01i
LD01.02i
LD01.04o
LD01.05i
MD05i
ME01i
HE01.01i
ME03i
LE03.01i
LF02.03i
MF03.01i
MF03.02.03i
LF06i
MG05i
MHi
MH05i
MJ02i
MJ02.03i
MJ02.05i
MJ02.11i
HK01.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA01i
LA02i
MA03i
MA04i
HA04.03i
MA05.01i
MA09i
LA10.01i
MBi
MB02.02i
MB02.03i
MB02.04i
MD01.01i
LD01.02i
LD01.04o
LD01.05i
MD05i
HE01.03i
LF02.03i
MG05.01i
MH06.01i

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Initial proposal and description of the site made by Dr. Ventseslav Delov, Yordan Hristov - Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Bulgaria, 1111 Sofia, P.O.Box 50, phone (+359 2) 9715855, fax (+359 2) 9715856, www.bspb.org . Data revised by a team of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (http://www.bas.bg). Documents: BDZP/BirdLife Balgariya. 2005. “Nacionalna banka za ornitologichna informacia 1988-2005”, Balgarsko Druzhestvo za zastita na pticite; Botev, B. and Tz. Peshev, (eds). 1985. Red Data Book of Republic Bulgaria. 2: Animals. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Science. (In Bulgarian.); Iankov, P. 2002.(red.). Svetovno zastrasheni vidove ptici v Bulgaria. Nacionalni planove za dejstvie za opazvaneto im. Chast 1. BDZP-MOSV, Prirodozashtitna poredica, Kn. 4, Sofia: 204-219.; MOSV. 2005. Arhiv na zastitenite teritorii v Balgaria. Baza danni (nepubl.); Petrov, .C 1997b. Beliat shturkel (Ciconia ciconia) v Bulgaria. Prirodozashtitna poredica, Kniga 2, BDZP, Plovdiv.; BirdLife International. 2000. Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, 695pp. Birdlife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: Population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: Birdlife International (Birdlife Conservation Series No. 12).373pp.; BSPB/BirdLife International. 2005. World Bird Database – Important Birds Areas.Bulgaria. Cambridge. (unpublished); Guidelines for evaluation of protected zones according, which include habitats for birds to art.7, par.3, under the art.6 par.1.3 and 1.4 of the Biodiversity Act. 2005. (In Bulgarian.); Kostadinova, I., M. Mihailov, (comp.) 2002. Guide for NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria. BSPB nature conservation series No5. BSPB, Sofia, 80pp. (In Bulgarian.); Kostadinova, I. 2005. Application of C criteria for Identification of Important Bird Areas of European Union importance in Bulgaria. Preliminarily implementation and analysis of the gaps. – In: Petrova, A. (ed.), Current state of Bulgarian biodiversity – problems and perspectives. Pp. 533-548. Bulgarian Bioplatform, Sofia Michev, T., Tz. Petrov, L. Profirov. 1989. Status, breeding, distribution, numbers and conservation of the White Stork in Bulgaria Osieck, E. 2000 Filling in the requirements of the EU Birds Directive: Lessons from the ‘Dutch Case’“. In: European IBA Workshop. 29 March - 2 April 2000, Brussels, Belgium. Proceedings. BirdLife International, 86-99; Waliczky, Z. 2000 “Important Bird Areas of European Union Importance: explanation of the EU Criteria applied in IBA 2000“ In: European IBA Workshop. 29 March - 2 April 2000, Brussels, Belgium. Proceedings. BirdLife International, 12-16
http://natura2000.moew.government.bg/Home/ProtectedSite?code=BG0002099&siteType=BirdsDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG00100.00
BG030.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IN06IBA=100.00
BG03STOB PYRAMIDS/0.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other IBA=100.00
STOB PYRAMIDS/0.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The area does not have legal protection by the national conservation legislation. There is one natural monument – Stob pyramids, designated in 1964, which is on border with the part of the site. In 2005 the area was designated as Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorates of Environment and Water - Pernik, Blagoevgrad;
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Management Plan for SPA BG0002099 Kocherinovo, approved by Order No. RD – 363/28.05.2015 of the Minister of Environment and Water (promulgated SG 45/2015)
Link: http://www.moew.government.bg/files/file/Nature/Natura%202000/PU/Utvyrdeni_PU/BG0002099.zip

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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