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Endangered Species in Bulgaria

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Information about Endangered Species in Bulgaria
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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: MaryanneKolarska

Source: slideshare.net

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B ulgaria is one of the first in E urope in a variety of anim al species. Necessary habitats for the existence of m any of them are located within the three national parks P irin, R the Central B ila, alkan and the existing reserves in the country.

All endangered, threatened and extinct species living on the territory of Bulgaria are listed in the Red Book. It includes three volumes, the second is about endangered and extinct animals.

409 species of birds have been identified in Bulgaria. Under protection are 327 of them, 100 are included in the Red Book. They are the black storks, honey buzzards, eagles, corncrakes, woodcocks, Stock Doves, white-backed woodpeckers, black woodpeckers, lesser spotted eagles, falcons , big hawks, Egyptian Vultures, Short-toed Eagles, Saker Falcons, Lesser Kestrels, ruddy shelduck and other.

19 endangered mammals as martens, polecat monk seals, brown bears, otters, wild cats, some species of bats, and more are in the Red Book.

The Red Book describes two amphibians (Alpine Triton and Syrian spade foot) and 13 reptiles. Montpellier snakes, rat snakes, European glass lizards, leopard snakes, Hermann's tortoises and others.

Endangered are also some wild fish like carps, goby Caucasian, Danube lamprey, Burbot, Volga zander and others.

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