Dragoman Marsh

Unique wetlands in Bulgaria

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© Balkani Wildlife Society

Near the border with Serbia and only 40 kilometres north-west of the capital, Sofia, there is a landscape rich in variety which is one of the great ecological treasures of the Balkan Green Belt. 

The diversity of species in this mosaic of landscapes with its wet meadows, swamp and karst hills makes Dragoman Marsh unique in Bulgaria. Here there is a valuable habitat for rare and endangered plant and animal species such as the Bittern, the Calandra Lark, European Common Spadefoot Toad and a variety of orchids and it is also an important resting place for migrating birds.

In spring Dragoman Marsh is above all a popular resting station for storks and numerous species of duck and heron. EuroNatur and its partners are working to give better protection to the 2 500 hectare area with its unique biodiversity and to develop it in a sustainable way. 


Read more about this EuroNatur project for the protection of Dragoman Marsh in Bulgaria and about important nature conservation successes

 

 

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