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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 24o 48.72' East  42o 54.67' North
IBA criteria A1, C1
Area 2,310 ha
Altitude 359 - 746m
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
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2005  25 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tzentralen Balkan - buffer - BG0001493 Habitats Directive 129,409 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Velchevo - BG0002111 Birds Directive 2,310 is identical to site 2,310  
Vidima - BG0000618 Habitats Directive 1,823 protected area overlaps with site 153  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Velchevo Meadows. Downloaded from on 18/04/2015

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