|Central coordinates||26o 51.70' East 42o 6.75' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, C3|
|Altitude||215 - 306m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information The site is important for wintering Anser albifrons. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering).
Site description A water-storage reservoir in south-eastern Bulgaria, which does not freeze in winter. It is surrounded by low hills covered by arable land (mainly winter wheat). Human activities include hunting, fishing and irrigation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons||winter||1997||16,000-16,810 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Derventski vazvisheniya 1 - BG0000218||Habitats Directive||38,696||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Derventski vazvisheniya 2 - BG0000219||Habitats Directive||55,036||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Malko Sharkovo reservoir - BG0002027||Birds Directive||1,329||is identical to site||1,329|
|Western Strandzha - BG0002066||Birds Directive||53,817||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Uncontrolled hunting of waterbirds is a serious threat.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malko Sharkovo reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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