Case study:Restoration, protection and sustainable development of protected area "Zlato pole"

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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Habitat and biodiversity
Country Bulgaria
Main contact forename Plamen
Main contact surname Mitkov
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Dimitrovgrad municipality
Contact organisation web site http://www.dimitrovgrad.bg/
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"Zlato Pole" Protected Area

Project summary

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The Project Objectives are the following: 1. Implementation of the Management Plan for the protected area and of its activities; 2. Improving the conservation status and population status of species and habitats of high conservation value; 3. Limit the impact of negative impacts on biodiversity; 4. Create conditions for sustainable management and use of resources and the biodiversity of the protected; 5. Raising public awareness of the conservation value of the site and involvement of citizens in the measures for its preservation.

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Before restoration
During restoration
During restoration
After restoration
Summer snowflake - Leucojum aestivum
Violet - Viola odorata
Perch - Perca fluviatilis
Urothemis signata
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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district East Aegean
River basin Maritsa

Subcatchment

River name Maritsa
Area category more than 10000 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m)
Dominant geology Siliceous
Ecoregion Eastern Balkan
Dominant land cover Intensive agriculture (arable)
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Restoration and conservation of riparian forests - habitats of European conservation importance on the territory of Dimitrovgrad municipality, Restoration and conservation of the protected site "Lozenski pat" - wetland, Restoration, protection and sustainable development of protected area "Zlato pole"


Site

Name Protection site "Zlato pole"
WFD water body codes BG3MA300R040, BG3MA350R039, BG3MA300R042
WFD (national) typology TR20, TR29
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Embanked
Reference morphology Sinuous
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body Yes
National/international site designation EU - Special Protected Area
Local/regional site designations
Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology Artificially regulated
Dominant substrate Sand
River corridor land use Intensive agriculture (arable)
Average bankfull channel width category more than 50 m
Average bankfull channel width (m)
Average bankfull channel depth category 2 - 5 m
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Project background

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Project started 2009/08/01
Works started 2009/10/01
Works completed 2012/07/01
Project completed
Total cost category 100 - 500 k€
Total cost (k€) 455 k€
455,000 €
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Funding sources Operative programme "Environment"2007-2013

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Flood defence
Hydromorphology Width & depth variation
Biology Invertebrates
Physico-chemical Nutrient concentrations
Other reasons for the project Recreation


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Aforestation, Weir construction
Floodplain / River corridor Creation of wetland
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Link Description
http://zmzp.dimitrovgrad.bg/ Protected area "Zlato pole"

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