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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 23o 24.17' East  42o 22.10' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 15,809 ha
Altitude 851 - 1,208m
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
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1996  165-210 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  134 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  80-108 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Palakaria - BG0002084 Birds Directive 15,809 is identical to site 15,809  
Reka Palakariya - BG0000617 Habitats Directive 3,007 protected area overlaps with site 2,805  
Verila - BG0000308 Habitats Directive 6,443 protected area overlaps with site 496  
Vitosha - BG0000113 Birds Directive 27,360 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palakaria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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