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Hutovo blato


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2007-2010 52-229 individuals A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2007-2010 15-30 breeding pairs A1, B2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2007-2010 20-31 breeding pairs B2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 2007-2010 573-855 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (commercial use) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 3500 2500 - good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hutovo Blato Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,411 is identical to site 7,411

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hutovo blato. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.