Duration: 27 March 2013 – November2014
The project aims at reviewing the status of extremely rare species (some exception constitutes the Spermophilus citellus европейския лалугер), where determining the existence for some of them is quite problematic. During the on-site studiesan array of methods will be used aiming at gathering maximum detailed and trustworthy information. It has to be indicated that for Rusenski Lom NP the existence of Sicista subtilis andMyomimus roachi has not been confirmed, whereas the existence of the latter has not been ascertained to the North of Stara Planina mountain.
The entire territory of Rusenski Lom NP will be studied (3408 ha). To the extent that there is a possibility of a direct dependence of species’ status within the borders of the Park by its status outside the Park’s borders. The habitats of the described species will be described in detail (territory, borders, location, physic-geographic characteristics), and apart from this the level and nature of anthropogenic influence will be determined.