Protected area “Shabla Lake” / 5 312.4 decares / is located in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, about 18 km from the Bulgarian-Romanian border and 3-5 km northeast of Shabla.
It was announced by Order No. SG-31 / 24.01.1995 of the Ministry of Environment and Water. A management plan has been developed for it, which was approved by the MoEW in 2004. Part of the protected area without arable land, with an area of 4037.4 decares, is included in the list of the Ramsar Convention as a habitat of waterfowl of international importance, under the name “Shabla lake”. The whole territory is included in the list of BirdLife International – Ornithologically important places in Europe, under the name “Shabla Lake Complex”. The territory is part of the CORINE site according to the European program CORINE Biotopes with code F00008700.