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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

BG0002041

1.3 Site name

Kompleks Ropotamo

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 – 82/03.02.2009 (promulgated SG 14/2009).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:27.746389
Latitude:42.312500

2.2 Area [ha]

3857.7485

2.3 Marine area [%]

17.2000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
BG34Yugoiztochen

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Black Sea (82.80 %) Marine Black Sea (17.20 %)

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.
BA402Accipiter brevipes          DD 
BA086Accipiter nisus     
BA293Acrocephalus melanopogon     
BA293Acrocephalus melanopogon     
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD 
BA229Alcedo atthis     
BA229Alcedo atthis     
BA229Alcedo atthis     
BA054Anas acuta      23   
BA054Anas acuta    11  11   
BA056Anas clypeata    11   
BA056Anas clypeata       
BA052Anas crecca     
BA052Anas crecca      217   
BA050Anas penelope     
BA050Anas penelope       
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    380   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    20  212   
BA053Anas platyrhynchos     
BA055Anas querquedula    100   
BA055Anas querquedula     
BA051Anas strepera    170   
BA051Anas strepera     
BA051Anas strepera       
BA041Anser albifrons      15   
BA255Anthus campestris     
BA090Aquila clanga       
BA404Aquila heliaca     
BA089Aquila pomarina     
BA089Aquila pomarina    500  500   
BA028Ardea cinerea       
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD 
BA028Ardea cinerea     
BA029Ardea purpurea    11  19   
BA029Ardea purpurea     
BA024Ardeola ralloides    11  25   
BA024Ardeola ralloides    25   
BA222Asio flammeus     
BA222Asio flammeus     
BA059Aythya ferina      97   
BA059Aythya ferina    26  1698   
BA061Aythya fuligula    24  2807   
BA061Aythya fuligula       
BA062Aythya marila          DD 
BA060Aythya nyroca     
BA060Aythya nyroca     
BA021Botaurus stellaris     
BA215Bubo bubo     
BA067Bucephala clangula       
BA087Buteo buteo     
BA087Buteo buteo    5000  5000   
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA403Buteo rufinus          DD 
BA144Calidris alba          DD 
BA144Calidris alba       
BA149Calidris alpina     
BA147Calidris ferruginea       
BA145Calidris minuta          DD 
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    10  10   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    10  99   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus     
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus     
BA136Charadrius dubius    10  10   
BA136Charadrius dubius    30   
BA137Charadrius hiaticula          DD 
BA196Chlidonias hybridus     
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus          DD 
BA197Chlidonias niger          DD 
BA031Ciconia ciconia    10000  10000   
BA030Ciconia nigra     
BA030Ciconia nigra    500  500   
BA080Circaetus gallicus     
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD 
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD 
BA082Circus cyaneus       
BA083Circus macrourus          DD 
BA084Circus pygargus          DD 
BA064Clangula hyemalis     
BA122Crex crex    10  10   
BA038Cygnus cygnus       
BA036Cygnus olor     
BA036Cygnus olor    11  193   
BA036Cygnus olor    332   
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos     
BA238Dendrocopos medius    20  20   
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus     
BA236Dryocopus martius     
BA027Egretta alba      12   
BA027Egretta alba     
BA027Egretta alba     
BA026Egretta garzetta    27   
BA026Egretta garzetta     
BA026Egretta garzetta     
BA379Emberiza hortulana     
BA098Falco columbarius     
BA095Falco naumanni     
BA103Falco peregrinus          DD 
BA099Falco subbuteo          DD 
BA099Falco subbuteo     
BA096Falco tinnunculus          DD 
BA097Falco vespertinus    1000  1000   
BA442Ficedula semitorquata    10  110   
BA125Fulica atra    112  893   
BA125Fulica atra     
BA125Fulica atra    69   
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD 
BA153Gallinago gallinago       
BA123Gallinula chloropus     
BA123Gallinula chloropus    106   
BA123Gallinula chloropus       
BA002Gavia arctica      33   
BA002Gavia arctica    10  20   
BA001Gavia stellata       
BA189Gelochelidon nilotica     
BA135Glareola pratincola     
BA127Grus grus    16  100   
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    26  32   
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla     
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla     
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla     
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus     
BA131Himantopus himantopus    10  10   
BA439Hippolais olivetorum    10  99   
BA022Ixobrychus minutus    10  10   
BA022Ixobrychus minutus    15  20   
BA338Lanius collurio    50  50   
BA339Lanius minor     
BA184Larus argentatus          DD 
BA459Larus cachinnans    50  208   
BA459Larus cachinnans    132   
BA459Larus cachinnans    25  60   
BA182Larus canus    117  117   
BA182Larus canus     
BA183Larus fuscus          DD 
BA180Larus genei     
BA176Larus melanocephalus     
BA176Larus melanocephalus    40  40   
BA177Larus minutus    10  70   
BA177Larus minutus       
BA179Larus ridibundus       
BA179Larus ridibundus    180   
BA156Limosa limosa    10  10   
BA246Lullula arborea    15  15   
BA057Marmaronetta angustirostris       
BA066Melanitta fusca       
BA066Melanitta fusca       
BA065Melanitta nigra     
BA068Mergus albellus       
BA068Mergus albellus    45   
BA070Mergus merganser       
BA069Mergus serrator       
BA069Mergus serrator    10   
BA230Merops apiaster          DD 
BA230Merops apiaster    34  34   
BA073Milvus migrans    500  500   
BA077Neophron percnopterus          DD 
BA058Netta rufina      12   
BA058Netta rufina    44   
BA160Numenius arquata       
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax     
BA094Pandion haliaetus    20   
BA020Pelecanus crispus    100  100   
BA020Pelecanus crispus     
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus     
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus    100  432   
BA072Pernis apivorus    500  500   
BA072Pernis apivorus     
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii       
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    160   
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo     
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo     
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmeus      79   
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmeus    100  432   
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmeus     
BA234Picus canus     
BA034Platalea leucorodia    10  10   
BA032Plegadis falcinellus    10  10   
BA141Pluvialis squatarola     
BA005Podiceps cristatus     
BA005Podiceps cristatus    14   
BA005Podiceps cristatus      13   
BA006Podiceps grisegena       
BA006Podiceps grisegena          DD 
BA008Podiceps nigricollis    33  134   
BA008Podiceps nigricollis    26   
BA120Porzana parva     
BA120Porzana parva    18   
BA119Porzana porzana    18   
BA121Porzana pusilla     
BA464Puffinus yelkouan     
BA464Puffinus yelkouan     
BA118Rallus aquaticus     
BA118Rallus aquaticus     
BA118Rallus aquaticus       
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    10  10   
BA249Riparia riparia     
BA188Rissa tridactyla          DD 
BA195Sterna albifrons    10  10   
BA193Sterna hirundo     
BA193Sterna hirundo    16  40   
BA191Sterna sandvicensis     
BA191Sterna sandvicensis     
BA307Sylvia nisoria     
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis    20  20   
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis     
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis       
BA397Tadorna ferruginea     
BA048Tadorna tadorna    16  150   
BA048Tadorna tadorna       
BA161Tringa erythropus          DD 
BA166Tringa glareola    46  46   
BA165Tringa ochropus          DD 
BA163Tringa stagnatilis          DD 
BA163Tringa stagnatilis          DD 
BA162Tringa totanus     
BA162Tringa totanus          DD 
BA142Vanellus vanellus       
BA142Vanellus vanellus          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
A247Alauda arvensis    10  10               
A218Athene noctua                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                 
A363Carduelis chloris    100  100               
A347Corvus monedula                   
A113Coturnix coturnix                 
A377Emberiza cirlus    55  55               
A382Emberiza melanocephala    55  55               
A269Erithacus rubecula    550  550               
A359Fringilla coelebs    1000  1000               
A244Galerida cristata                 
A251Hirundo rustica    20  20               
A233Jynx torquilla                 
A271Luscinia megarhynchos    550  550               
A383Miliaria calandra    55  55               
A214Otus scops    55  55               
A329Parus caeruleus    55  55               
A235Picus viridis    10  10               
A276Saxicola torquata                 
A276Scolopax rusticola                   
A210Streptopelia turtur    50  50               
A311Sylvia atricapilla    550  550               
A283Turdus merula    550  550               
A285Turdus philomelos    20  20               
  • 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
N0115.00
N022.00
N042.00
N050.00
N061.00
N074.00
N080.00
N103.00
N121.00
N150.00
N1664.00
N193.00
N212.00
N220.00
N233.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The Ropotamo Complex is located 50 km south of Burgas and covers the firth part and the flooded terrace of the Ropotamo river, the natural flooded forests, the sand dunes, the sand strip and the deeply indented coast with rocky capes jutting out into the sea and narrow deep bays, the island of St. Toma, the marshes of Alepu, Arkutino and Stamopolu. To the south and south-east the complex includes mountain ridges with rocks and broadleaved forests. The complex features a great variety of biotopes. A substantial element are the coastal marshes with hygrophyte vegetation, dominated by Phragmites australis, Typha angustifolia, Typha latifolia, Shoenoplectus litoralis, etc. as well as such with hydrophyte vegetation - Nymphaea alba, Hydrocharis morsus ranae, Lemna gibba, etc. Quite characteristic for the complex are the Ropotamo river firth with its hygrophyte and hydrophyte vegetation, including the above mentioned species, the riverine flooded forests of Fraxinus oxycarpa, Ulmus minor, Alnus glutinosa, Crataegus monogyna with considerable participation of liana species. The broadleaved forests are represented mainly by oak forest of Quercus frainetto with Mediterranean elements or mixed with Q. pubescens, Q. virgiliana, etc. The coastal part is occupied by dunes with psamophyte grass vegetation mainly of Ammophilla arenaria, Pancratium maritimum, etc., secondary shrub and grass associations with the prevalence of Paliurus spina-christi, Artemisia maritima, Artemisia campestris, Festuca vaginata, etc. At certain spots the seashore is rocky, with many niches, underwater caves and sea bays. (Meshinev et al. 1982; Bondev 1991; Georgiev 1993).

4.2 Quality and importance

The territory of the Ropotamo Complex currently supports 236 bird species, 69 of which are listed in the Red Data Book for Bulgaria (1985). Of the birds occurring there 104 species are of European conservation concern (SPEC) (BirdLife International, 2004), 10 of them being listed in category SPEC 1 as globally threatened, 27 in SPEC 2 and 67 in SPEC 3 as species threatened in Europe. The area provides suitable habitats for 87 species, included in Annex 2 of the Biodiversity Act, which need special conservation measures, of which 83 are listed also in Annex I of the Birds Directive. The Ropotamo Complex is one of the most important places in the country as a breeding site for a complex of species closely dependent on different types of habitats, all presented there - Mediterranean Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan, Spotted Crake Porzana porzana, Little Crake Porzana parva, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides and Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata. It is one of the three places along the Black Sea Coast where the White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla is confirmed to breed. Eight globally threatened species have been established there during the breeding season, migration or wintering – Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus, Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, White-tailed Eagle, Pallid Harier Circus macrourus, Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga, Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni and Corncrake Crex crex. The role of the complex as a transitory station on migration and as a typical bottleneck migration site mainly for the White Stork Ciconia ciconia, Common Buzzard Buteo buteo and some other birds of prey is also considerable. (Michev 1987; Yankov 1993). During the winter Ropotamo Complex holds significant wintering populations of the Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica, Pochard Aythya ferina, Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina and Gadwall Anas strepera.

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]
LA01o
LA03i
LA04o
LA04i
LA05.01o
LA07o
MA08o
MA09o
HBo
LBi
MB02.02i
MB02.02o
HB02.03o
HB02.04o
LC01.01.02i
LD01.01i
LD01.01o
LD01.02o
HD01.02i
LD02.01o
LD02.01i
LD03.01o
LD03.02o
MD05o
LD05i
ME01o
ME01.01o
ME01.03o
ME01.04o
LE03.01i
ME03.01o
ME03.03o
LE03.03i
MF02.01.02i
LF02.02.02i
LF02.03i
LF02.03.01i
HF03.01i
HF03.01o
LF03.02.01i
HF03.02.03o
LF03.02.03i
MF06i
LG01.01o
LG01.01i
LG01.02i
LG02.08i
LG05.04i
LG05.04o
LJ02.01.01i
MJ02.12.01i
LK01.03i
LK02.02i
LK02.03i
MK03.04i
LK03.07i
LK04i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA08o
MA09o
HBo
LB01o
LB01i
HB02.03o
HB02.04o
LE01.02i
MJ02.12.01i
MK03.04i
LK03.07i
LK04i

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 Milko Dimitrov, Liubomir Profirov, Dr. Petar Iankov, Dimitar Georgiev - 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; Bondev, I. 1991. The Vegetation of Bulgaria. Map 1 : 600 000 with explanatory text. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press. (In Bulgarian.); 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. ; Kostadinova, I. (sust.) 1997. Ornitologichno vazhni mesta v Bulgaria. BDZP, Prirodozashtitna poredica. Kniga 1, BDZP, Sofia, 176 s.; Kostadinova, I., S.Dereliev. 2001. Results the Mid-Winter Counts of Waterbirds in Bulgaria for the period 1997- 2001. BSPB Conservation Series. Book 3, BSPB, Sofia, BG Georgiev, G. 1993. Narodnite parkove I rezervati v Balgariya. S. Prosveta, 190 s.; Meshinev, T., P. Vasilev, Ar.Indzheyan. 1982. Rastitelnost na narodniya park “Ropotamo”. – V: Sbornik dokladi “Natsionalna teoretichna konferentsiya po opazvane I vazproizvodstvo na okrazhavashtata sreda – Slanchev bryag”, 1-5. XI. 1982. S., BAN, 94-98.; Michev, T., Tz. Petrov, L. Profirov. 1989. Status, breeding, distribution, numbers and conservation of the White Stork in Bulgaria; MOSV. 2005. Arhiv na zastitenite teritorii v Balgaria. Baza danni (nepubl.); Nikolov, Ch. 2002. Nabliudenie na sredna pustrushka (Porzana parva). – Za pticite, 1, 11.; Nikolov, Hr., S. Marin, A. Darakchiev. 1999. Malkiat kormoran v Bulgaria. Razprostranenie, chislenost I zaplahi. – Nauch. Tr. Plov. Univ., Animalia, 35, 6, 67-81.; Petkov, N. 1997b. Suvremenno sustoianie na belookata potapnica (Aythya nyroca) v Bulgaria. Diplomna rabota, Biologicheski Fakultet pri SU “Sv. Kl. Ohridski”, Sofia, 104 s.; Petkov, N. 1998a. Current Status of the Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) in Bulgaria. – Partimadar, 6-7, MME, Budapest, 44–49. Petrov, C., P.Iankov, T. Michev, B. Milchev, L. Profirov. 1991. Razprostranenie, chislenost I merki za opazvane na chernia shturkel, Ciconia nigra (L.) v Bulgaria. – Izv. Muz. IU. Bulgaria, T. 17, 25-32.; Simeonov, S., T. Michev. 1985. Suvremenno razprostranenie I chislenost na buhala (Bubo bubo(L.) v Bulgaria. – Ekologia, 15, 60-65.; 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); Dimitrov, M, D. Georgiev, S. Mikhov, S. Dereliev, I. Kostadinova, 2003. Bulgaria. In: Marushevsky, G., Directory of Azov-Black Sea Coastal Wetlands. Wetlands International, Kyiv, 16-45; 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.); Grimmet, R. F. A., R. T. A. Jones. 1989. Important Bird Areas in Europe. Cambridge, U.K.: ICBP (ICBP Technical Publication No9); Heath, M.F. and Evans, M.I., eds. 2000. Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority sites for conservation, vol. 2 Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 8).; Iankov, P., N. Petkov, A. Kovachev, D. Plachiisky. (in print). 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5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG0067.30
BG0126.00
BG035.70
BG040.00
BG061.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG01ROPOTAMO+26.00
BG04VELYOV VIR (VODNITE LILII)/0.00
BG03ALEPU MARSH+4.30
BG06STAMOPOLU+1.00
BG03ROCK FORMATIONS,FIORDS AND TYULENOVATA CAVE – C. MASLEN NOS+0.50
BG03SAND DUNES - ALEPU+0.30
IN06IBA=100.00
BG03SAND DUNES - KAVACITE+0.60

5.3 Site designation (optional)

So far 52% of the Ropotamo Complex is under legal protection under the national legislation. The “Ropotamo” Managed Reserve was designated in 1940 to protect the diversity of habitats and rich flora and fauna, including birds. In its long history the category of this protected area is changed several times. The other 6 protected areas in the complex are designated to protect the threatened habitats, plant and animal species including birds. Since 1975 the Arkutino Marsh has been designated as Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. In 2003 the Ramsar designation is enlarged to the territory of the whole Complex of Ropotamo. The area was designated as Important Bird Area by BirdLife International in 1989. Half of the area was appointed as CORINE Site in 1998 because of its European value for rare and threatened habitats, plant and animal species, including birds.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water -Burgas;Black Sea River Basin Directorate;State Game-breeding Center - "Ropotamo"; Forestry Department - Tsarevo;
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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