Atanasovsko Lake area is a Special Protected Area, part of the European Natura 2000 network. Except the whole area of the lake, also 45% of the protected area is arable land. Protected area is under high pressure due to its proximity to the second largest city on the Black Sea coast - Burgas and international airport located east of the lake. Kyusheto area bounded between the southern part of the lake and the sea is also within the Natura zone Atanasovsko Lake.
Arable land area Kyusheto is a resting area for thousands of storks during their migration route and nesting place for many songbirds as larks, Shrikes, Wheatears and others, as well as partridges and swallows.
Harvest began in early June, but the arable agricultural land there is unfortunately scheduled for urbanization. In the Government Gazette is published the decision of the City Council – Burgas from 26.06.2012 on approval of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) - Plan for regulation and development of the "Angle" (formerly "Kyusheto") pursuant to which the majority the territory of the district is designated for recreational activities. The area bordering the beach is provided for construction of a park, and the rest will be made public service buildings.
In the detailed analyses in the above mentioned CDP there are enough arguments that the area is not very proper for such constructions.
The Lake is located on the migration route Via Pontica and is a bottleneck of migration for migratory soaring birds of a significant parts of the North, East and Central Europe. Up to 240 000 storks and 60,000 raptors fly every year from here during the autumn migration. This is the place with the highest concentration in Europe during the migrating White and Dalmatian pelican and with the rest of the Burgas Lakes is one of the most favorable places for accommodation of pelicans and storks between the Yangtze River and the Bosphorus.
With the current pace and scale of change to the use of cultivated land and built-up could expect significant changes in the populations of many species closely related to cultivated land and migration route Via Pontica.
Whether the next harvest would have nothing to reap here?! If thousands of cyclists and citizens of Burgas want to urbanize one of the last wild places in nature in Burgas?!