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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.

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 Phalacrocorax pygmeus 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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Ovcharica - BG0000427 Habitats Directive 1,164 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Reka Sazliika - BG0000425 Habitats Directive 992 protected area overlaps with site 100  
Rozov Kladenets Reservoir - BG0002022 Birds Directive 1,284 is identical to site 1,284  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rozov Kladenets Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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