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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

BG0002045

1.3 Site name

Kompleks Kamchia

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:2007-12
National legal reference of SPA designationSite classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No. 802/04.12.2007 (promulgated SG 107/2007).
Explanation(s):Site classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No. 802/04.12.2007 (promulgated SG 107/2007). 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 – 354/03.05.2012 (promulgated SG 37/2012).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:27.758056
Latitude:43.016944

2.2 Area [ha]

10300.5608

2.3 Marine area [%]

7.7000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
BG33Severoiztochen

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Black Sea (92.30 %) Marine Black Sea (7.70 %)

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 
BA168Actitis hypoleucos       
BA229Alcedo atthis       
BA229Alcedo atthis    10   
BA054Anas acuta    12   
BA054Anas acuta    25   
BA052Anas crecca       
BA052Anas crecca    35   
BA050Anas penelope     
BA050Anas penelope     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos       
BA053Anas platyrhynchos     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos      16   
BA055Anas querquedula    70   
BA051Anas strepera       
BA041Anser albifrons      38   
BA043Anser anser       
BA255Anthus campestris    15  15   
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA404Aquila heliaca       
BA089Aquila pomarina    200  200   
BA089Aquila pomarina     
BA028Ardea cinerea    12   
BA028Ardea cinerea       
BA028Ardea cinerea       
BA029Ardea purpurea     
BA024Ardeola ralloides    10   
BA169Arenaria interpres     
BA222Asio flammeus       
BA059Aythya ferina    77  3258   
BA061Aythya fuligula    700  910   
BA062Aythya marila      30   
BA060Aythya nyroca       
BA021Botaurus stellaris     
BA021Botaurus stellaris       
BA046Branta bernicla             
BA396Branta ruficollis    16   
BA067Bucephala clangula     
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA087Buteo buteo      46   
BA088Buteo lagopus       
BA403Buteo rufinus          DD 
BA403Buteo rufinus       
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla     
BA144Calidris alba          DD 
BA144Calidris alba    23   
BA147Calidris ferruginea     
BA145Calidris minuta      12   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus     
BA136Charadrius dubius     
BA196Chlidonias hybridus     
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus       
BA197Chlidonias niger    10   
BA197Chlidonias niger      20   
BA031Ciconia ciconia     
BA031Ciconia ciconia    60000  60000   
BA030Ciconia nigra    100   
BA030Ciconia nigra     
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD 
BA081Circus aeruginosus     
BA081Circus aeruginosus          DD 
BA082Circus cyaneus    21   
BA082Circus cyaneus       
BA083Circus macrourus          DD 
BA084Circus pygargus          DD 
BA231Coracias garrulus          DD 
BA231Coracias garrulus     
BA037Cygnus columbianus bewickii      12   
BA038Cygnus cygnus    15  313   
BA036Cygnus olor    10   
BA036Cygnus olor      10   
BA238Dendrocopos medius    240   
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus     
BA236Dryocopus martius     
BA027Egretta alba       
BA027Egretta alba      15   
BA026Egretta garzetta    30   
BA379Emberiza hortulana    20  30   
BA098Falco columbarius       
BA103Falco peregrinus          DD 
BA099Falco subbuteo          DD 
BA096Falco tinnunculus     
BA096Falco tinnunculus          DD 
BA097Falco vespertinus       
BA097Falco vespertinus          DD 
BA442Ficedula semitorquata    390  550   
BA125Fulica atra      90   
BA153Gallinago gallinago       
BA123Gallinula chloropus     
BA002Gavia arctica       
BA189Gelochelidon nilotica     
BA127Grus grus    10  35   
BA130Haematopus ostralegus     
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla       
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla     
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus          DD 
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus     
BA131Himantopus himantopus      82   
BA022Ixobrychus minutus     
BA022Ixobrychus minutus    10   
BA338Lanius collurio    200  200   
BA338Lanius collurio    10  10   
BA339Lanius minor          DD 
BA339Lanius minor     
BA184Larus argentatus       
BA184Larus argentatus    20   
BA459Larus cachinnans    122  122   
BA459Larus cachinnans    219  219   
BA182Larus canus    231  2000   
BA180Larus genei       
BA176Larus melanocephalus    350  350   
BA176Larus melanocephalus       
BA177Larus minutus    3000  3000   
BA177Larus minutus    14   
BA179Larus ridibundus    63   
BA179Larus ridibundus    10   
BA156Limosa limosa      24   
BA156Limosa limosa    24  55   
BA246Lullula arborea    22   
BA152Lymnocryptes minimus    20  80   
BA066Melanitta fusca       
BA066Melanitta fusca     
BA065Melanitta nigra       
BA068Mergus albellus     
BA069Mergus serrator    106   
BA230Merops apiaster     
BA230Merops apiaster          DD 
BA058Netta rufina    18   
BA160Numenius arquata       
BA160Numenius arquata     
BA158Numenius phaeopus     
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax    16   
BA533Oenanthe pleschanka     
BA094Pandion haliaetus     
BA020Pelecanus crispus    35  35   
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus    1300  1300   
BA072Pernis apivorus    500   
BA072Pernis apivorus     
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii       
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo      50   
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo    12   
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmeus     
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmeus    14   
BA151Philomachus pugnax    20  80   
BA234Picus canus    21  38   
BA032Plegadis falcinellus    18  55   
BA141Pluvialis squatarola     
BA007Podiceps auritus       
BA005Podiceps cristatus       
BA006Podiceps grisegena       
BA006Podiceps grisegena       
BA008Podiceps nigricollis      30   
BA008Podiceps nigricollis     
BA120Porzana parva       
BA464Puffinus yelkouan       
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta      60   
BA249Riparia riparia          DD 
BA155Scolopax rusticola    12   
BA173Stercorarius parasiticus       
BA172Stercorarius pomarinus       
BA195Sterna albifrons       
BA190Sterna caspia       
BA193Sterna hirundo       
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    10  20   
BA191Sterna sandvicensis       
BA307Sylvia nisoria    12   
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis    12   
BA397Tadorna ferruginea     
BA397Tadorna ferruginea     
BA048Tadorna tadorna    17   
BA166Tringa glareola    42   
BA165Tringa ochropus     
BA165Tringa ochropus       
BA162Tringa totanus     
BA162Tringa totanus    15   
BA142Vanellus vanellus       
BA142Vanellus vanellus    75  100   
BA142Vanellus vanellus      32   
  • 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
  • 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
N015.00
N041.00
N064.00
N070.00
N081.00
N091.00
N100.00
N1236.00
N153.00
N1644.00
N170.00
N190.00
N200.00
N212.00
N220.00
N233.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The Kamchia nature complex is located at about 25 km south of the city of Varna. It includes the riverine flooded forests (“Bulgarian longoze forests”) around the estuary and the lower stream of the Kamchia River, a sand strip with vast sand dunes, shrubs and grasslands, freshwater marshes and marine aquatic area, as well as the adjacent fishponds. Quite typical are the marshy areas in the forest - remnants of former riverbeds that are naturally connected with the river. The complex also includes the former Staro Oryahovo Marsh to the south-east of the Kamchia reserve, which has been turned into farmland. Extensive flooded areas, attracting many waterfowl are formed there in winter and in spring. The main habitat in the complex is the longoze flooded forest of Fraxinus oxycarpa, Quercus pedunculiflora, Ulmus minor, Acer campestrå and Alnus glutinosa, with undergrowth of Crataegus monogyna, Cornus mas and Cornus sanguinea, often combined with mesophyte and hygrophyte grass vegetation (Bondev 1991). Other typical plants are the lianas and climbing plants, represented by 8 grass and 5 tree species (Clematis vitalba, Smilax exelsa, Periploca graeca, etc.). The marshy areas amidst the forest and the several small marshlands between the forest and the sand dunes are overgrown with reed Phragmites australis and reed mace Typha angustifolia. The shrub associations are composed mainly of Paliurus spina-christi, Crataegus monogyna, Ligustrum vulgare. The sand dunes are covered with psamophyte grass associations, dominated by Leymus racemosus, Ammophilla arenaria, Alyssum borseanum, etc.

4.2 Quality and importance

Kamchia riverine seasonally flooded forest is a representative example of this wetland type for Europe. The forest ecosystem is a unique one in respect of the vegetation composition and structure and the specific ecological conditions. This type of forest ecosystem is spread only on the Balkans, and the Kamchia forest is the biggest in area and the most preserved one. The region of the Kamchia Nature Complex currently supports 237 bird species, 53 of which are listed in the Red Data Book for Bulgaria (1985). Of the birds occurring there 101 species are of European conservation concern (SPEC) (BirdLife International, 2004), 7 of them being listed in category SPEC 1 as globally threatened, 25 in SPEC 2 and 69 in SPEC 3 as species threatened in Europe. The area provides suitable habitats for 82 species, included in Annex 2 of the Biodiversity Act, which need special conservation measures, of which 76 are listed also in Annex I of the Birds Directive. The Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleshanka and Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breed in the complex in considerable numbers and therefore it is one of the important sites for these species in Europe. There the Semi-collared Flycatcher has the densest breeding population in the country. Kamchia flooded forest is one of the three places along the Black Sea Coast where the White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla is confirmed to breed. The Kamchia is located on the Via Pontica migration flyway and the diversity of migrants there is very rich. The huge forest massifs provide roosts for great numbers of birds of prey. Passing flocks of White Storks Ñiconia ñiconia, Dalmatian Pelicans Pelecanus crispus and White Pelicans P. onocrotalus can be observed there every year on migration, along with the Corncrake Crex crex and representatives of the herons, plovers, waders and songbirds. The flooded areas to the south-west of the reserve are especially valuable as wintering grounds of the Whooper Swan Cygnus Cygnus, Great White Egret Egretta alba and Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis. In winter the Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus also stays in the areas, although not in big numbers.

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]
LA01i
MA03i
LA04i
HA05.01i
HA05.01o
LA07i
LA08i
LA09o
MA09i
MA10i
HB01.02i
HB01.02o
HB02.02i
HB02.02o
MB02.03i
MB02.03o
HB02.04i
HB02.04o
MC01.01o
MC01.01i
MC01.01.01i
HC01.01.02o
HC01.01.02i
HC02i
MC02o
MD01.01i
LD01.02i
MD02i
LD03.02i
LD04.01o
ME01i
ME01o
ME02.01o
ME02.01i
ME03o
HE03i
ME03.03o
HE03.03i
HE03.04o
HF02.01.02o
HF02.01.02i
HF02.02.02o
LF02.02.02i
MF02.03o
MF02.03i
HF03.01o
HF03.01i
MF03.02.01i
MF03.02.01o
HF03.02.03o
HF03.02.03i
LF04i
MF06i
LG01.01i
MG02.08i
HG02.10i
MG05o
MG05i
MHo
MHi
MH04o
HH04i
MH05o
MH05i
LI01i
LI01o
HJ02.01.02i
MJ02.03i
HJ02.03o
LJ02.10i
HJ02.11o
MJ02.11i
HJ02.12i
LK01.01i
LK02.03i
LK03.04i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MD01.01i

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 Dimitar Georgiev, Sergei Dereliev, Dr. Petar Iankov - 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.); BSHPOB. 1996. Spisak na florata na Priroden kompleks Kamchiya (nepubl.); Georgiev, D., S. Dereliev, P. Iankov, L. Profirov. 1997. Kompleks Kamchiya. V: “Ornitologichno vazhnite mesta v Balgariya “. BDZP, Prirodozashtitna poreditsa. Kniga 1. Kostadinova, I.(sast.) BDZP, Sofiya str. 136-138.; Georgiev, D. 1998. Sastoyanie na priroden kompleks Kamchiya I savremenni nasoki za negovoto opazvane. Diplomna rabota, Varna, str.; Iankov, P. 2002.(red.). Svetovno zastrasheni vidove ptitsi v Balgariya. Natsionalni planove za deystvie za opazvaneto im. Chast 1. BDZP-MOSV, Prirodozashtitna poreditsa, Kn. 4, Sofiya: 204-219.; Ivanov, I. 2002. Model proposal for the Kamchia Complex Special Protected Area. Report on filling in the Standart Data Form of the European Commission for proposal of oinclusion of site in the NATURA 2000 network. BSPB. Varna; Kostadinova, I. (sast.) 1997. Ornitologichno vazhni mesta v Balgariya. BDZP, Prirodozashtitna poreditsa. Kniga 1, BDZP, Sofiya, 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 MOSV. 2005. Arhiv na zastitenite teritorii v Balgaria. Baza danni (nepubl.); Nikolov, Hr., S. Marin, A. Darakchiev. 1999. Malkiyat kormoran v Balgariya. Razprostranenie, chislenost I zaplahi. – Nauch. Tr. Plov. Univ., Animaliya, 35, 6, 67-81.; Petkov, N. 1997b. Savremenno sastoyanie na belookata potapnitsa (Aythya nyroca) v Balgariya. Diplomna rabota, Biologicheski Fakultet pri SU “Sv. Kl. Ohridski”, Sofiya, 104 s.; Petrov, .Tz 1997b. Beliyat shtarkel (Ciconia ciconia) v Balgariya. Prirodozashtitna poreditsa, Kniga 2, BDZP, Plovdiv.; Petrov, Tz., T. Michev. 1985. Gnezdovo razprostranenie, chislenost I opazvane na trastikoviya blatar, Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758) v Balgariya. – V: Mezhd. Simp. Po proekt 8-MAB (UNESCO). Opazvane na prirodnite teritorii I sadarzhashtiya se v tyah genetichen fond. Tom I. Blagoevgrad, 23-28.09.1985 g. S., BAN: 306-313.; Petrov, Tz., P.Iankov, T. Michev, B. Milchev, L. Profirov. 1991. Razprostranenie, chislenost I merki za opazvane na cherniya shtarkel, Ciconia nigra (L.) v Balgariya. – Izv. Muz. Yu. Balgariya, T. 17, 25-32.; Trayanov, R. 1997. Otsenka na savremennoto sastoyanie na herpetofaunata v rayona na rezervat Kamchiya (vaz osnova na terenni prouchvaniya ot 1996 g.). Otchet za BSHPOB, Varna, str; Trayanov, R. 1997. “Obshta harakteristika na drebnata bozayna fauna (INSECTIVORA, RODENTIA) I zaeka (LEPUS EUROPAEUS) za rayona na rezervat Kamchiya”. Otchet za BSHPOB, Varna.; Vasilev, M., L. Pehlivanov. 1997. Sastoyanie na ihtiofaunata v Lesenskiya I Mazniya azmatsi (rezervat "Kamchiya"). Otchet za BSHPOB, Varna, str.; ***. 2005. District of Varna. Development Strategy 2005 – 2015, 136 pp. (In Bulgarian); ***. 2000. District Development Plan 2000-2006. Summary. Varna District. 25 pp. (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).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; Georgiev, D., S. Dereliev, P. Iankov, L. Profirov. 1997. “A CHEKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF KAMCHIA COMPLEX”, BSBCP.; Grimmet, R. F. A., R. T. A. Jones. 1989. Important Bird Areas in Europe. Cambridge, U.K.: ICBP (ICBP Technical Publication No9); 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.); 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). 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, Sofia Kouzmanov, 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; MOEW. 1998. CORINE Biotopes Database of the sites of European Importance for the biodiversity. Bulgaria, MOSV (nepubl.); 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; Petkov, N. 1998a. Current Status of the Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) in Bulgaria. – Partimadar, 6-7, MME, Budapest, 44–49.; Profirov, L. “Conservation Status of the birds of Kamchia Complex”. BSBCP.; 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
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5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG0086.00
BG018.00
BG066.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG06KAMCHIYA+2.00
BG01KAMCHIYA+8.00
IN06IBA=100.00
IN03KAMTCHIA+8.00
BG06KAMCHIYSKI PYASATSI+4.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

So far 18% of the Kamchia Complex is under legal protection according to the national nature protection law. The flooded forest at Kamchia River Mouth was designated as “Kamchia” Reserve in 1951. The sand dunes are designated as “Kamchiiski Pyasatsi” Protected Area in 1980. The “Kamchia” Reserve is designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977. In 1989 it was designated as Important Bird Area by Bird Life International and its territory was enlarged twice – in 1997 and in 2005 in order to preserve all the valuable habitats for the threatened species typical for the complex. In 1998 the “Kamchia” Reserve was designated as CORINE Site 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 -Varna;Black Sea River Basin Directorate;State Game-breeding Center - "Sherba"; Forestry Department - Staro Oryahovo;
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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