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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

B

1.2 Site code

BG0000247

1.3 Site name

Nikopolsko plato

1.4 First Compilation date

2004-07

1.5 Update date

2018-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment and Water, “National Nature Protection Service” Directorate
Address:  Sofia  22    Sofia    1000  Kn. Maria Luiza Blvd. 
Email:natura2000@moew.government.bg

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2007-03
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-12
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data
Explanation(s):Adopted by Council of Ministers Decision No. 122/02.03.2007 (promulgated SG 21/2007).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.962800
Latitude:43.611100

2.2 Area [ha]

18503.1800

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
BG31Severozapaden

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1530  info      78.13  0.00 
6110  info      14.6175  0.00   
6240  info      436.14  0.00 
6250  info      1697.35  0.00 
6430  info      11.09  0.00 
6510  info      74.0127  0.00   
8210  info      121.21  0.00 
8310  info      5.00 
9180  info      20.59  0.00 
91E0  info      24.3  0.00 
91F0  info      4.49  0.00 
91H0  info      82.53  0.00 
91Z0  info      398.99  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • 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)

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.
F1130Aspius aspius    190990  190990  area 
M1308Barbastella barbastellus    11  50 
F1138Barbus meridionalis    859495  859495  area 
A1188Bombina bombina    localities 
A1193Bombina variegata        localities  DD 
M1352Canis lupus   
I1088Cerambyx cerdo          DD 
F1149Cobitis taenia    16284  16284 
R5194Elaphe sauromates    localities 
R1220Emys orbicularis    localities 
F2484Eudontomyzon mariae          DD       
I1083Lucanus cervus    53337  104923 
M1355Lutra lutra   
M2609Mesocricetus newtoni          DD 
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    51  100 
I1089Morimus funereus          DD 
M2633Mustela eversmanii          DD 
M1307Myotis blythii    51  100 
M1316Myotis capaccinii    101  250 
M1321Myotis emarginatus    51  100 
M1324Myotis myotis    51  100 
I1084Osmoderma eremita          DD 
M1306Rhinolophus blasii    51  100 
M1305Rhinolophus euryale    251  500 
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    251  500 
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    51  100 
M1302Rhinolophus mehelyi    51  100 
F5339Rhodeus amarus    21538  21538 
F5329Romanogobio vladykovi          DD       
M1335Spermophilus citellus    colonies 
R1219Testudo graeca    12  12  localities 
R1217Testudo hermanni        localities  DD 
I4064Theodoxus transversalis    13513  13513 
A1993Triturus dobrogicus        localities  DD 
A1171Triturus karelinii        localities  DD 
I1032Unio crassus    463077  463077 
M2635Vormela peregusna          DD 
  • 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
Abramis brama                   
Alburnus alburnus                   
Anchusa stylosa                   
Anemone sylvestris                   
Argynnis paphia                   
Astragalus pubiflorus                   
Barbus barbus                   
Bufo viridis                   
Calosoma inquisitor                   
Calosoma sycophanta                   
Caragana frutex ssp. mollis                   
Celtis glabrata                   
Chamaecytisus kovacevii                   
Chondrostoma nasus                   
Coluber caspius                     
Cricetus cricetus                   
Dianthus cartusianorum                   
Dianthus nardiformis                   
Elaphe longissima                   
Ephedra distachya                   
Eptesicus serotinus                   
Esox lucius                   
Fritillaria orientalis                   
Glis glis                   
Goniolimon tataricum                   
Hyla arborea                   
Hypsugo savii                   
Lacerta trilineata                   
Lacerta viridis                   
Laemostenus stoevi                   
Lestes dryas                   
Leuciscus cephalus                   
Leuciscus idus                   
Limodorum abortivum                   
Linum tauricum ssp. linearifolium                   
Mus spicilegus                   
Muscardinus avellanarius                   
Myotis daubentonii                   
Myotis mystacinus                   
Nannospalax leucodon                   
Natrix tessellata                   
Nepeta parviflora                   
Nyctalus leisleri                   
Nyctalus noctula                   
Pelobates fuscus                   
Pelobates syriacus balcanicus                   
Pipistrellus pipistrellus                   
Platycleis medvedevi                   
Plecotus austriacus                   
Podarcis muralis                     
Podarcis taurica                     
Rana dalmatina                   
Rutilus rutilus                   
Seseli rigidum                   
Stachys arenariaeformis                   
Vimba vimba                   
Vipera ammodytes                   
  • 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
N089.00
N0918.00
N1541.00
N1619.00
N218.00
N235.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Carst plateau with elements of steppe vegetation. Caves.

4.2 Quality and importance

Broad-leaved forests, vineyards, cereal fields. The edge stripes of the plateau area and the hardly-accessible steep gulches provide nice and safe breeding habitats for many birds. Very important for the existance of invertebrate fauna. The most important site in Bulgaria for the preseravtion of code 6250 Panonnic loess steppes. They have many rare, threatened and endemic species into their floristic composition. The site is isolated calcareous plateau with thick loess cover. It is very rich and with different animal species. The one of the most important site (or the most important one) in North Bulgaria for the populations of Spermophylus citellus and Testudo hermanii. There are many endemic plant communities - for example - with the participation of local Bulgarian endemic Linum tauricum ssp. linearifolium. The rocky vegetation is very specific one - Dianthus nardiformis, Celtis glabrata. As a complex of different features - flora, fauna, geology - it si one the most important site in North Bulgaria.

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]
HA01o
HA01i
MA04i
LA07i
LA10i
HBi
HBo
MB02.02i
MB02.02o
HC01.01.01i
MD01.02i
LD02i
LD03.02o
LE01o
ME02.01i
HE02.01o
LE03o
LF02.03o
MF06i
MF06o
MH04i
HH04o
LH05i
MJ02.12o
HJ02.12i
MK01.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04i
LD02i
LD03.02o
LG05i
HJ02.12i

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 N. Todorov, I. Nikolov, D. Dobrev, A. Stoyanov, I. Pandurski, V. Popov, Z. Hubenov, Chr. Deltshev - Institute of Zoology, 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia; N. Tsankov - Sofia University, Biology Faculty; Rossen Tzonev - Sofia University, rossentzonev@abv.bg Data revised by a team of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (http://www.bas.bg). New data provided by project "Mapping and assessment of the conservation status of the natural habitats and species - Phase 1" (see link).
http://natura2000.moew.government.bg/Home/ProtectedSite?code=BG0000247&siteType=HabitatDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG0099.99
BG030.01

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG03Nanin kamak+0.01

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The site's designation is to preserve 9 habitats from European importance. It is the most important one in Bulgaria for 6250. It has the most important significance in Danube plain for the populations of Spermophylus citellus and Testudo hermanii. It preserves one of the two populations in Bulgaria of Dianthus nardiformis and the the biggest of Stachys arenariaeformis. The localities with a big concentration of rare, threatened and endemic plant and animal species and plant communities.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water: Pleven
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Reduction of fertilisers and pesticides used for cultivation.The illegal quarries must be stop immediately. Ecological forest management. Stop of the slaughters in the lime and oak forests. Joining of the part of the site to Natural Monument "Persina".

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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