|Central coordinates||26o 6.42' East 43o 40.50' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||30 - 304m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information Important numbers of a wide variety of large raptors breed here, as well as Tadorna ferruginea. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (1 pair), Falco naumanni (2-3 pairs). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Ciconia nigra (2 pairs).
Site description A complex of river valleys, of the Beli Lom, Cherni Lom, Malki Lom and Rusenski Lom rivers, south-east from the town of Ruse. Limestone cliffs form vertical canyons up to 100 m deep. Forests of Quercus, Carpinus, Fraxinus and Tilia predominate, and there are also plantations of Robinia and Pinus, meadows, and arable land. The riverbanks are overgrown with Salix and Populus. The main human activities are forestry, cultivation, livestock-grazing and recreation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||breeding||1996||10-12 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Black Kite Milvus migrans||breeding||1996||3 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus||breeding||2003||5-7 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Endangered|
|Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus||breeding||1996||3-4 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus||resident||1996||15 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Beli Lom||Buffer Zone||278||protected area contained by site||278|
|Beli Lom||Strict Nature Reserve||776||protected area contained by site||773|
|Bozhkova dupka - BG0000605||Habitats Directive||1||protected area contained by site||1|
|Lomovete - BG0000608||Habitats Directive||32,489||protected area overlaps with site||22,642|
|Lomovete - BG0002025||Birds Directive||3,408||protected area contained by site||3,408|
|Rusenski Lom||Nature Park||3,259||protected area contained by site||3,259|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||70%|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||8%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||3%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||7%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Perennial crops, orchards and groves||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Illegal human activities in the protected area, such as building, driving of vehicles, use of pesticides and wood-cutting, are the main problem, and the regulations protecting the area are often violated.
Protection status National High International None3,259 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Rusenski Lom, 3,259 ha). 773 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Beli Lom, 773 ha). 278 ha of IBA covered by Buffer Zone (Beli Lom, 278 ha).
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