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Location Bulgaria, Haskovo
Central coordinates 25o 53.63' East  42o 9.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3
Area 1,284 ha
Altitude 85 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A water-storage reservoir which does not freeze in winter, since an associated thermoelectric power-station uses the water as coolant. The water is also used for irrigation.

Key Biodiversity The reservoir supports large and important numbers of Phalacrocorax carbo and P. pygmeus in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (6-17 in winter), Aythya nyroca (max. 2 in winter).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2001  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1997  16-142 individuals  good  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1997  116-8,062 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  99%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 99%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
water management 99%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rozov Kladenets Reservoir. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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