Listed on Annex II of the Bern Convention and Annex II of the CMS, under which it is covered by the AEWA. The project area is the only site along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, where the Glossy Ibis breeds (in Poda Reserve). Up to 11 nesting pairs regularly breed there, which is about 3,6% of its national population. The numbers of the migrants exceeds 1,200 individuals, most of which stage in Burgas area. Included in the national RDB as Critically Endangered.