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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

BG0002009

1.3 Site name

Zlatiyata

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  Kn. Maria Luiza Blvd. 
Email:natura2000@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 – 548/05.09.2008 (promulgated SG 83/2008), amended by Order No. RD – 69/28.01.2013 (promulgated SG 10/2013).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:23.618333
Latitude:43.698889

2.2 Area [ha]

43498.7345

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
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


No habitat types are reported for the site

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.
BA402Accipiter brevipes    21   
BA402Accipiter brevipes     
BA085Accipiter gentilis    22   
BA086Accipiter nisus      70   
BA086Accipiter nisus     
BA229Alcedo atthis     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    40  40   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos      41   
BA055Anas querquedula     
BA042Anser erythropus     
BA042Anser erythropus     
BA255Anthus campestris    39  130   
BA255Anthus campestris          DD 
BA509Aquila nipalensis       
BA089Aquila pomarina     
BA089Aquila pomarina       
BA028Ardea cinerea       
BA028Ardea cinerea    27  27   
BA029Ardea purpurea     
BA021Botaurus stellaris     
BA087Buteo buteo    46  286   
BA087Buteo buteo     
BA403Buteo rufinus    11  35   
BA403Buteo rufinus     
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla    11  108   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    16   
BA136Charadrius dubius     
BA031Ciconia ciconia    866  7222   
BA031Ciconia ciconia    66  66   
BA030Ciconia nigra    67  505   
BA080Circaetus gallicus    29   
BA080Circaetus gallicus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus    16  49   
BA082Circus cyaneus    15  20   
BA082Circus cyaneus      10   
BA083Circus macrourus     
BA084Circus pygargus    21   
BA084Circus pygargus    12  12   
BA231Coracias garrulus    11   
BA231Coracias garrulus    24  130   
BA113Coturnix coturnix      900  900             
BA038Cygnus cygnus       
BA036Cygnus olor      21   
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus    134  1230   
BA027Egretta alba       
BA026Egretta garzetta       
BA026Egretta garzetta    18  18   
BA379Emberiza hortulana    950  950   
BA379Emberiza hortulana    10   
BA511Falco cherrug       
BA511Falco cherrug       
BA098Falco columbarius     
BA098Falco columbarius     
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA099Falco subbuteo    14   
BA099Falco subbuteo    53   
BA096Falco tinnunculus    15  44   
BA096Falco tinnunculus    15  15   
BA097Falco vespertinus    38   
BA097Falco vespertinus    16   
BA125Fulica atra    12  25   
BA123Gallinula chloropus    38  38   
BA127Grus grus    10   
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla       
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus       
BA022Ixobrychus minutus    13   
BA338Lanius collurio    10  10   
BA338Lanius collurio    1600  1600   
BA339Lanius minor     
BA339Lanius minor    95  200   
BA246Lullula arborea     
BA242Melanocorypha calandra      2966   
BA242Melanocorypha calandra     
BA230Merops apiaster    1300  1300   
BA230Merops apiaster    332  1920   
BA073Milvus migrans       
BA073Milvus migrans     
BA129Otis tarda     
BA094Pandion haliaetus     
BA020Pelecanus crispus    12  40   
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus      70   
BA072Pernis apivorus    32  72   
BA072Pernis apivorus     
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    87  87   
BA234Picus canus    14  14   
BA140Pluvialis apricaria       
BA005Podiceps cristatus     
BA008Podiceps nigricollis     
BA118Rallus aquaticus    25  25   
BA249Riparia riparia    470  470   
BA307Sylvia nisoria    10  10     
BA307Sylvia nisoria    11  108     
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis    21  33   
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis          DD 
BA142Vanellus vanellus     
  • 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    47870  47870             
A218Athene noctua    10  10             
A363Carduelis chloris    220  220             
A347Corvus monedula    320  320             
A377Emberiza cirlus               
A382Emberiza melanocephala    95  95             
A269Erithacus rubecula    55  55             
A359Fringilla coelebs    193  193             
A244Galerida cristata    220  220             
A251Hirundo rustica    850  850             
A233Jynx torquilla    70  70             
A271Luscinia megarhynchos    1500  1500             
A383Miliaria calandra    1750  1750             
A214Otus scops    15  15             
A329Parus caeruleus    18  18             
A235Picus viridis    34  34             
A276Saxicola torquata    15  15             
A210Streptopelia turtur    183  183             
A311Sylvia atricapilla    650  650             
A283Turdus merula    320  320             
A285Turdus philomelos    155  155             
  • 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
N061.00
N080.00
N094.00
N1290.00
N150.00
N161.00
N211.00
N220.00
N233.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Zlatiata is located in north-western Bulgaria, in the Danubian Plain, between the Danube river and the town of Kozloduy to the north, the road connecting the towns of Vulchedrum and Hayredin to the south and the courses of the rivers Tsibritsa and Ogosta to the west and east. It covers a plateau with open grasslands of steppe character and arable lands. At certain places there are earth loess walls and low trees and shrubs, composed mainly of Crataegus monogyna, Rosa canina, etc. Ailantis altissima is abundant on the earth walls and around them. The territory of Zlatiata includes the water reservoir Shishmanov Val. There are also dispersed pastures, orchards, vineyards, wind protection belts, small broadleaved woodlands and riverine forest along Ogosta River.

4.2 Quality and importance

The area supports 122 bird species, 28 of which are listed in the Red Data Book for Bulgaria. Fifty-six species are of European conservation concern (SPEC) (BirdLife International, 2004). Five species are included in category SPEC 1 as globally threatened, 15 in category SPEC 2 and 36 in category SPEC 3 as threatened in Europe. Zlatiata is one of the most important sites in the country on European Union scale for a complex of species dependent on open habitats - the White Stork Ciconia ciconia, Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus, Montagu`s Harrier Circus pygargus, Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes, Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana, etc. It holds significant breeding populations of the European Bee-eater Merops apiaster, Skylark Alauda arvensis and Common Quail Coturnix coturnix. The area is the only place in Bulgaria, where the Great Bustard Otis tarda has been recorded recently. During the winter other globally threatened bird species occur in the area – the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus. The species use the arable land to feed there together with flocks of the White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons.

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
HA03i
MA03o
MA04i
MA04o
MA05.01o
MA05.01i
MA05.02o
MA05.02i
HA07i
HA07o
HA08i
HA08o
HA09i
HA09o
MA10o
MA10i
MA10.01o
MA10.01i
LB02.01i
LB02.01o
HB02.02i
HB02.02o
HB02.04o
HB02.04i
LD01.01o
LD01.01i
MD01.02o
HD01.02i
HD02.01i
MD02.01o
MD02.09i
HD04.02i
HE03i
LE03o
HE03.01i
LE03.01o
HE03.02i
LE03.02o
LE04.01o
ME04.01i
HE05i
LE05o
LF02.03i
LF02.03o
HF03.01i
LF03.01o
LF03.02.03o
HF03.02.03i
HG01.03i
LG02.08i
LH04i
LH04o
LH05o
LH05i
LJ02.11i
LK01.03i
LL08i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA01o
MA03o
MA04i
MA04o
MA05.01i
MA05.01o
MA05.02i
MA05.02o
HA07o
HA08o
HA09i
HA09o
MA10o
MA10i
MA10.01o
LB02.01o
HB02.02o
HB02.02i
HB02.04i
HB02.04o
LD01.01i
LD01.01o
MD01.02o
MD02.01o
LE03o
LE03.01o
LE03.02o
LE04.01o
LE05o
LF02.03o
LF02.03i
LF03.01o
LF03.02.03o
LH04o
LH04i
LH05o
LH05i
LJ02.11i
LK01.03i
LL08i

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 Asen Ignatov, Petar Iankov, Anton Antonov - 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.);Kostadinova, I., S. Dereliev, 2001. Srednozimno prebroyavane na vodolyubivite ptitsi v Balgariya za perioda 1997-2001. Prirodozashtitna poreditsa na BDZP ¹3. BDZP. Sofiya.Petrov, .Tz. 1997b. Beliyat shtarkel (Ciconia ciconia) v Balgariya. Prirodozashtitna poreditsa, Kniga 2, BDZP, Plovdiv.***. 2000. Valchedram Municipality – District of Montana. Minicipality Development Strategy and Program for Implementation 2000 – 2006. Part I. (In Bulgarian);***. 2005. Municipality Development Plan for the Period 2007 – 2013. Kozlodui Municipality. (In Bulgarian);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).;BirdLife International. 2005. World Bird Database – Important Birds Areas.Bulgaria. Cambridge. (unpublished);Iankov, P., N. Petkov, A. Kovachev, D. Plachiisky. (in print). Pygmy Cormorant in Bulgaria 2001/2002. Final Report.;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, SofiaKouzmanov, G. 1996. L`Aigle pomarin Aquila pomarina en Bulgarie. – In: Meyburg, B.-U. & R. D. Chancellor eds. Eagle Studies. World Working Group on Birds of Prey (WWGBP), Berlin, London & Paris, 319-326.;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;Shurulinkov, P., B. Nikolov, R. Tsonev. 2001. On the distribution of the Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) in Bulgaria. – In.: Tryjanowski P., Osiejuk T., Kupczyk M. (Eds). Bunting studies in Europe. Bogucki Wyd. Nauk., Poznan, 81-87.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=BG0002009&siteType=BirdsDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
BG00100.00

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

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IBA=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other IBA=100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

The area does not have legal protection under the national conservation legislation. In 1997 a small part of the area was designated as Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. In 2005 whole the territory of Zlatiata was designated as IBA.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorates of Environment and Water -Montana, Vratsa; Danubean River Basin Directorate; Forestry Department s- Lom; Oryahovo;
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)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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