Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001007)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugoiztochen (BG34)
  • Surface area: 1535 km2 (153541.20 ha)
  • Marine area: 24%
  • Located in Black Sea and Marine Black Sea biogeographical regions
  • It protects 46 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 33 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (46)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 6
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 20
Reptiles 5

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2835.81
1130 Estuaries 20.3347
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 7.5664
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 591.125
1170 Reefs 35009.1
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 23.645
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 23.645
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 10.6403
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 21.8716
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 0.11822
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 11.8225
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 11.8225
4030 European dry heaths 118.225
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1.98618
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 47.29
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 5994.01
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 5994.01
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 11.8225
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1.18225
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.28374
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 118.225
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 118.225
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 91.9791
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 6.6206
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 12.7683
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 24.8272
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 118.225
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 19.2707
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 118.225
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 59274.2
91S0 Western Pontic beech forests 15811.4
91AA Eastern white oak woods 0.01773

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
March 2007
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2008
Date of Standard data form update September 2016

Interactive map

Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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