Protected Area “Durankulak Lake” /4465.4 decares/ is located in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, about 6 km from the Bulgarian-Romanian border and 15 km north of the town of Shabla.
It was announced by Order № 123 / 21.02.1980 of the Committee for Environmental Protection. A management plan has been developed for it, approved by the MoEW in 2002. The lake is included in the list of the Ramsar Convention as a habitat for waterfowl of international importance. The whole area is included in the list of BirdLife International – Ornithologically important places in Europe, under the name “Durankulak Lake”. The territory is part of the CORINE site according to the European program CORINE Biotopes with code F00008800.
The protected area together with adjacent agricultural lands and marine waters is a site of the European ecological network NATURA 2000 under the name “Durankulak Lake” / under Directive 79/409 / EEC for the protection of wild birds / and “Durankulak Lake” / under Directive 92/43 / EES for protection of natural habitats and wild flora and fauna.