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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 25o 13.58' East  43o 37.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3, C6
Area 5,441 ha
Altitude 21 - 64m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1996  40,450 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1996  122 individuals  good  A1, C1  Endangered 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  1996  19 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Persina - BG0000396 Habitats Directive 22,405 protected area overlaps with site 3,881  
Svishtov-Belene Lowland - BG0002083 Birds Directive 5,441 is identical to site 5,441  
Svishtovska gora - BG0000576 Habitats Directive 1,917 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svishtov-Belene Lowland. Downloaded from on 26/04/2015

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