- Vardim Island
Vardim Island ( _bg. остров Вардим, "ostrov Vardim") is the third largest
Bulgarian Danubian island (after Belene Islandand Kozloduy Island). Located east of the town of Svishtov, opposite the village of Vardim(in Svishtov municipality, Veliko Tarnovo Province) and part of the Belene Danubian Archipelago, it is a protected wetlandand bird nesting area of national importance.
The island lies about 300 m north of the Bulgarian bank of the Danube, between the 542nd and 546th kilometre from the origin of the river. An inlet-type forest often forms when a part of the island is flooded during the spring high water.
Besides the Vardim Oak, a specific hygrophile type of Summer Oak, other types of
oakand elmcan be observed on Vardim Island, as well as the White Willow, White Poplar, Black Acacia, Black Poplar, Snowflake, etc.cite web|url=http://mks.svishtov.com/kin/kin_sv_bg.html |title=Културно-историческо наследство в община Свищов |publsher=Община Свищов |language=Bulgarian |accessdate=2006-11-17]
According to the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, the island is one of the five most important nesting areas in the country for the
Great Cormorant, the Black-crowned Night Heronand the Common Spoonbill, making it a site of international ornithologicalimportance. A total of 21 nationally protected species nidificate on the island.cite web|publisher=Българско дружество за защита на птиците |url=http://www.bspb.org/ovm/18 |title=Остров Вардим |language=Bulgarian |accessdate=2006-11-17] Of the 75 bird species that can be observed on Vardim Island, 31 are of European importance: 2 fall into category SPEC1, 11 in SPEC2 and 18 in SPEC3. The Sea Eagle can be seen on the island, and until 1985 other species to be observed on it included the Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibisand Pygmy Cormorant.
The Old Oak
Infobox_protected_area | name = The Old Oak
Veliko Tarnovo Province, Bulgaria
lat_degrees = 43
lat_minutes = 37
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 25
long_minutes = 28
long_direction = E
area = 0.987 km²
2 July 1998
In order to protect the natural Vardim Oak plantations and the large number of
waders, The Old Oak area was proclaimed a natural reserve on 5 March 1971by the Ministry of Forests and Forest Industry. The reserve spreads over an area of 0.718 km², of which 0.646 afforested and 0.072 unforested. On 2 July 1998it was recategorized as a protected areawith an area of 0.987 km² by the Committee for the Preservation of the Environment with the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria.
* [http://bspb.org/images/ovm_maps/BG018_100.jpgMap including the island at the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds website] bg icon
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