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Srebarna Nature Reserve

Bulgaria
Factors affecting the property in 1997*
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Surface water pollution
  • Water (extraction)
  • Water infrastructure
  • Other Threats:

    Loss of biodiversity

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
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1997
Requests approved: 2 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 33,000 USD
1994 Purchase of equipment for the measurement and ... (Approved)   19,000 USD
1994 Training workshop in Srebarna Nature Reserve (Approved)   14,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1997**

1992: 2 IUCN missions

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The Committee at its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) requested the Bulgarian authorities to submit a threat-mitigation status report in 1998.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1997
21 BUR IV.A.2
State of conservation

The Bureau examined reports on the state of conservation of eleven of the thirteen natural properties included in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Bureau noted that in the case of Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) and Everglades National Park (United States of America) no new information had been received, since the conclusions of the twentieth session of the Committee.

21 COM VII.B.11
SOC: Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria)

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."

Report year: 1997
Bulgaria
Date of Inscription: 1983
Category: Natural
Criteria: (x)
Danger List (dates): 1992-2003
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 21COM (1997)
Exports

* : 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.


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