The vicinity of Rusenski Lom Nature Park near the Bulgarian town of Ruse is an area of high conservation value.
Rusenski Lom with its four rivers features unique nature, history and traditions. It generates income for 35,000 people living on agriculture, forestry, and tourism. The pilot site is part of two Natura 2000 sites and an Important Bird Area with about 200 nesting bird species. On an area of 3408 ha only, 900 plant species - 23% of Bulgaria’s flora – can be found. 200 bird species are nesting, 76% of Bulgaria´s mammal species use the area and 22 fish species swim in its waters.