State of Conservation (SOC)

Srebarna Nature Reserve

Srebarna Nature Reserve
Date of Inscription: 1983
Nomination records (Year): 1982, 2007
Category: Natural
Criteria: (x)
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  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Surface water pollution
  • Water (extraction)
  • Water infrastructure
  • Other Threats:

    Loss of biodiversity

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.