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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

BG0000613

1.3 Site name

Reka Iskar

1.4 First Compilation date

2005-11

1.5 Update date

2021-11

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 information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided
Explanation(s):Adopted by Council of Ministers Decision No. 122/02.03.2007 (promulgated SG 21/2007). Corrected and extended site borders by Council of Ministers Decision No. 588/06.08.2021 (promulgated SG 67/2021).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.282200
Latitude:43.395600

2.2 Area [ha]

9675.3707

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

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
3150  info      236.45  0.00   
3270  info      13.99  0.00 
6110  info      0.22  0.00 
6210  info      345.6  0.00 
6240  info      3.65  0.00 
6250  info      1515.62  0.00 
6430  info      304.36  0.00 
91E0  info      261.78  0.00 
91F0  info      52.71  0.00 
91H0  info      233.35  0.00 
91I0  info      235.693  0.00   
91M0  info      629.95  0.00 
91Z0  info      30.57  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.
F4125Alosa immaculata          DD       
F1130Aspius aspius    1321570  1321570  area 
M1308Barbastella barbastellus    11  50 
F1138Barbus meridionalis    2322765  2322765  area 
A1188Bombina bombina    localities 
A1193Bombina variegata        localities  DD 
I1088Cerambyx cerdo    88215  130162 
F2533Cobitis elongata    2329880  2329880  area 
F1149Cobitis taenia          DD       
R5194Elaphe sauromates        localities  DD 
R1220Emys orbicularis    localities 
F2555Gymnocephalus baloni    1031260  1031260  area 
F1157Gymnocephalus schraetzer    669710  669710  area 
I1083Lucanus cervus    26418  51971 
M1355Lutra lutra    10  39   
M2609Mesocricetus newtoni          DD 
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    11  50 
F1145Misgurnus fossilis          DD       
I1089Morimus funereus          DD 
M2633Mustela eversmanii          DD 
M1307Myotis blythii          DD       
M1316Myotis capaccinii    11  50 
M1321Myotis emarginatus          DD       
M1324Myotis myotis          DD       
F2522Pelecus cultratus          DD       
M1306Rhinolophus blasii          DD       
M1305Rhinolophus euryale          DD       
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum          DD       
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros          DD       
M1302Rhinolophus mehelyi          DD       
F5339Rhodeus amarus    241722  241722 
F5329Romanogobio vladykovi          DD 
F1146Sabanejewia aurata          DD       
M1335Spermophilus citellus    colonies 
R1219Testudo graeca        localities  DD 
R1217Testudo hermanni        localities  DD 
I4064Theodoxus transversalis       
A1993Triturus dobrogicus        localities  DD 
A1171Triturus karelinii        localities  DD 
I1032Unio crassus       
M2635Vormela peregusna          DD 
F1160Zingel streber    1363800  1363800  area 
F1159Zingel zingel          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
Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
Alburnoides bipunctatus                   
Alburnus alburnus                   
Barbus barbus                   
Bufo viridis                   
Chondrostoma nasus                   
Chthonius troglodytes                   
Coluber caspius                   
Elaphe longissima                   
Gobio gobio                     
Hyla arborea                   
Lacerta viridis                   
Leuciscus cephalus                   
Leuciscus idus                     
Natrix tessellata                   
Paeonia peregrina                   
Pelobates fuscus                   
Podarcis muralis                   
Podarcis taurica                   
Rana dalmatina                   
Roncus parablothroides                   
Salvinia natans                   
Silurus glanis                   
Siro beschkovi                   
Speocyclops infernus                   
Speocyclops lindbergi                   
Trachelipus bulgaricus                   
Trapa natans                   
Trichoniscus bureschi                   
Utricularia vulgaris                   
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
N0610.00
N072.00
N0810.00
N0925.00
N105.00
N1218.00
N1615.00
N2015.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site "Reka Iskar" is the course of the Iskar River with a big complex of different alluvial forest types. The bed of the river is not completely rectified. There are many old river beds with different aquatic communities mostly with Typha spp., Phragmites australis.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is one of the most important in Bulgaria for the preservation of different kind of riverine habitats - alluvial forests, old river beds, flooded areas. It has rich hydrophilous flora and fauna including many rare species as Trapa natans, fishes, inventebrates, birds, mammals.

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]
HA01i
HA01o
LA04i
HBo
HBi
MC01.01i
MD01.02i
ME01o
HE01i
LE03i
ME03.01i
ME03.02i
LE04.01i
LF02.03i
MHi
MJ02.01.01i
MJ02.05.02o
HJ02.05.02i
HJ02.12i
MK01.01i
MK01.02i
ML08i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA04i
MD01.02i
LF02.03i

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Initial proposal and description of the site made by R. Tzonev - Department of Ecology, Sofia University; T. Stefanov -NMNH, tisho@nmnh.bas.bg; Balkani Wildlife Society; Green Balkans, office@greenbalkans.org; Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, bbf@biodiversity.bg ; Wilderness Fund; V. Popov, I. Pandurski, S. Zidarova - Institute of Zoology, BAS. 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=BG0000613&siteType=HabitatDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
BG0099.04
BG030.07
BG060.89

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG06Ormana+0.02
BG03Tashkovoto+0.02
BG06Cholashki orman+0.87
BG03Kaleto+0.05

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The Iskar River has the most preserved complex of different alluvial forest habitats in Northern Bulgaria. This is the biggest river in the North part of Bulgaria. The diversity of bird species is big. Many of the old river beds now are marshes with different aquatic 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)

Ecological forest management. Restoration of the part of water cources, they must pass across the old river bed. Restraint of non-natural forest cultivation, restoration of natural forests - Quercus robur, Populus alba, Populus nigra, Salix alba.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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