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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

BG0002126

1.3 Site name

Pirin bufer

1.4 First Compilation date

2011-02

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:2011-05
National legal reference of SPA designationSite classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No.335/26.05.2011 (promulgated SG 41/2011)
Explanation(s):Site classified as SPA by Council of Ministers Decision No. 335/26.05.2011 (promulgated SG 41/2011). Issued designation order by the Minister of Environment and Water with prohibitions and restrictions on activities contradicting the conservation objectives of the SPA – Order No. RD – 352/11.04.2013 (promulgated SG 48/2013).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:23.562000
Latitude:41.600300

2.2 Area [ha]

31801.8366

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
BG41Yugozapaden

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (95.30 %) Continental (4.70 %)

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 
BA086Accipiter nisus     
BA223Aegolius funereus    57  57   
BA052Anas crecca          DD 
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD 
BA091Aquila chrysaetos     
BA089Aquila pomarina     
BA104Bonasa bonasia    45  45     
BA215Bubo bubo          DD 
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA087Buteo buteo     
BA403Buteo rufinus     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    33  33   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA136Charadrius dubius          DD 
BA031Ciconia ciconia          DD 
BA030Ciconia nigra          DD 
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD 
BA080Circaetus gallicus     
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD 
BA122Crex crex          DD 
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos     
BA236Dryocopus martius    82  82   
BA027Egretta alba          DD 
BA379Emberiza hortulana          DD 
BA511Falco cherrug          DD 
BA511Falco cherrug     
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA099Falco subbuteo     
BA099Falco subbuteo          DD 
BA096Falco tinnunculus     
BA097Falco vespertinus          DD 
BA442Ficedula semitorquata          DD 
BA123Gallinula chloropus          DD 
BA217Glaucidium passerinum     
BA078Gyps fulvus          DD 
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus          DD 
BA338Lanius collurio    123  123   
BA338Lanius collurio          DD 
BA339Lanius minor          DD 
BA246Lullula arborea    111  111   
BA246Lullula arborea          DD 
BA230Merops apiaster          DD 
BA073Milvus migrans          DD 
BA077Neophron percnopterus          DD 
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax          DD 
BA094Pandion haliaetus          DD 
BA072Pernis apivorus          DD 
BA072Pernis apivorus     
BA241Picoides tridactylus     
BA234Picus canus     
BA307Sylvia nisoria          DD 
BA108Tetrao urogallus    16  16     
  • 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
N083.00
N1637.00
N1732.00
N1923.00
N230.00
N254.00
N271.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

SPA "Pirin bufer" is situated in the lower parts of Pirin Mountain, covering mainly areas south and west of Pirin National Park. The area has medium and low mountainous character. Main habitat in the area are coniferous forests, most of them are dominated by Scots Pine /Pinus sylvestris/ and mixed conifer forests.

4.2 Quality and importance

In SPA "Pirin buffer" nest 17 bird species from Annex 1 of the Birds Directive and 20 species of migratory birds also included in Annex 1 of the Directive are passing through its territory. The area supports nationally significant populations of the European Honey Buzzard /Pernis apivorus/, Peregrine Falcon /Falco peregrinus/, Boreal Owl /Aegolius funereus/, Black Woodpecker /Dryocopus martius/, and contributes greatly to the conservation of the populations of the Short-toed Snake Eagle /Circaetus gallicus/, Golden Eagle /Aquila chrysaetos/, Long-legged Buzzard /Buteo rufinus/, Hazel Grouse /Bonasa bonasia/, Nightjars /Caprimulgus europaeus/, Woodlark /Lullula arborea/ and Red-backed Shrike /Lanius collurio/ in Pirin Mountain and IBA "Pirin ". Together with SCI "Pirin" this site aims at effective protection of populations of conservation-important species in the Pirin Mountains and IBA "Pirin".

4.5 Documentation

Proposal and description of the site made by Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, 2 Yuriy Gagarin Str., tel. (+359 2) 8736 137, fax (+359 2) 8 705 498. Documents: Natura 2000 Database of IBER-BAS. Kostadinova, I. & Gramatikov, M. 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria Natura 2000. BSPB Sofia. Yankov, P. 2007. Atlas of the Breeding Birds in Bulgaria, BSPB Sofia.
http://natura2000.moew.government.bg/Home/ProtectedSite?code=BG0002126&siteType=BirdsDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG0097.62
BG012.38

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG01ORELYAK+2.38

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water - Blagoevgrad; West-Aegean Rive Basin Directorate
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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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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