State of Conservation (SOC)
Srebarna Nature Reserve (1997)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:33,000USD
|1994||Purchase of equipment for the measurement and monitoring of ...||19,000 USD|
|1994||Training workshop in Srebarna Nature Reserve||14,000 USD|
1992: 2 IUCN missions
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Upstream Iron Gates dam
- Deterioration of the water quality
- Impact of upstream pig farms
- Loss of biodiversity
Current conservation issues
The Committee at its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) requested the Bulgarian authorities to submit a threat-mitigation status report in 1998.
Link to the decision
VII.11 Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria)
The Committee recalled that at its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) it requested the Bulgarian authorities to submit a threat-mitigation status report in 1998. The Committee requested the State Party to submit, before 1 September 1998, a status report on measures taken to mitigate threats to the site.
The Committee requested IUCN to review that report and to recommend measures to the consideration of the Committee at its next session. The Committee decided to retain Srebarna in the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The Committee may wish to adopt the following;
"The Committee requests the State Party to submit, before 1 September 1998, a status report on measures taken to mitigate threats to the site; the Committee requests IUCN to review that report and to recommend measures to the consideration of the Committee at its next session. The Committee decides to retain Srebarna in the List of World Heritage in Danger."
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SOC Reports2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Detailed List of SOC reports
Loss of biodiversity
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1992 -2003
Threats to the Site:
A series of upstream interferences, including the Iron Gates Dam, have permanently altered the natural hydrology of the Danube River in the region and that of Srebarna, located downstream along the river.
Prevention of seasonal flooding has caused significant decline in the size and productivity of Srebarna; agricultural and residential use of surrounding areas have impacted the wetland leading to decline or disappearance of the water and passerine bird populations.
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).