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Fish fauna

26 fish species have been identified in the water habitats  of the Eastern Rhodopes. Four small species of the carp family are endemic in the Balkan Peninsula: Chondrostoma  vardarense, Vimba melanops , Barbus cyclolepis and Sabanejewia balcanica (Balkan Spined Loach). Very special, because only occurring in the Eastern Rhodopes - in the waters of Byala Reka river -  is Cobitis rhodopensis (Rhodopean spiny loach).

In the waters of the dam lakes in the Eastern Rhodopes occur the huge Wels Catfish, Pumpkinseed, Zander and several carp species and in the rivers occur Gobio gobio and several Cobitidae and Gobiidae species.

Youth eco-club

Conservation of the "green gold" - the unique biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes -  is a major point in the philosophy of " New...

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Farms and wineries

The Yamantiev Cellar - Ivaylovgrad The cellar is wholly private property and has its traditions in the making of quality red wine. It is...

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