Durankulak Lake

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Durankulak Lake

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  • Area: 
    350 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    43°42'N 28°30'E
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Durankulak Lake. 28/11/84; Varna; 350 ha; 43°42'N 028°30'E. Added to the Montreux Record 16 June 1993. Protected Landscape. A slightly saline, coastal lake in an advanced state of nutrient-enrichment, supplied with water by two springs. The area is important for several species of breeding birds and numerous species of wintering and staging birds. A diverse algal flora consisting of over 70 species is present. Various rare and endemic fish species occur at the site. Due to the combined impacts of nutrient-enrichment, groundwater abstraction, and virtually unregulated hunting, the site was put on the Montreux Record in 1993. Ramsar site no. 293.

Administrative region: 
Dobrich Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected landscape
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