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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 56.88' East  43o 38.32' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 22,260 ha
Altitude 22 - 254m
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
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1996  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Near Threatened 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  100-850 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nikopolsko Plateau - BG0002074 Birds Directive 22,260 is identical to site 22,260  
Nikopolsko plato - BG0000247 Habitats Directive 18,503 protected area overlaps with site 16,409  
Obnova - Karaman dol - BG0000239 Habitats Directive 10,751 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Persina - BG0000396 Habitats Directive 22,405 protected area overlaps with site 4,082  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nikopolsko Plateau. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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