Srebarna Nature Reserve (1983)
Bulgaria

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The Srebarna Nature Reserve is a freshwater lake adjacent to the Danube and extending over 600 ha. It is the breeding ground of almost 100 species of birds, many of which are rare or endangered. Some 80 other bird species migrate and seek refuge there every winter. Among the most interesting bird species are the Dalmatian pelican, great egret, night heron, purple heron, glossy ibis and white spoonbill. 

Bulgaria 1984. WWF-stamps, showing the Pelicans [Pelecanus Crispus] of Srebarna Lake.  Stamp #1 of four. Bulgaria 1984. WWF-stamps, showing the Pelicans [Pelecanus Crispus] of Srebarna Lake.  Stamp #2 of four. Bulgaria 1984. WWF-stamps, showing the Pelicans [Pelecanus Crispus] of Srebarna Lake.  Stamp #3 of four. Bulgaria 1984. WWF-stamps, showing the Pelicans [Pelecanus Crispus] of Srebarna Lake.  Stamp #4 of four.
Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus). Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Little Egret (Egretta Garzetta). Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps Cristatus).
Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Common Tern (Sterna Hirundo). Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Eurasian Spoonbill. (Platalea Leucorodia). Bulgaria 1968. Srebarna Wildlife Reservation. Glossy Ibis (Pleagadis Falcinellus).

The Sreburna Lake is located near the Danube, 16 km west of the town Silistra in the northeastern part of Bulgaria.  It is a fresh-water lake extending over an area of 600 hectares (or 53 square km, and about 300 meters deep) that has been declared a biospheric reserve. About 21 species of amphibians and reptiles live in the wetland.  Special monitors have been installed among the thick reeds for undisturbed wildlife observation. 

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Many thanks to Mr. Branimir Lambiev (Bulgaria) for all help and support. 

Other World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Bulgaria-section,  for further information about the individual properties. 

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