YU040
Ulcinj saltpans This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Montenegro

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 1,477 ha

Protection status:

Centre for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro - CZIP
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high near favourable not assessed
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Site description
An area of salt-pans (with fresh water in winter and spring; saline in summer and autumn), largely without vegetation, bordered by agricultural land. Human activities include salt-extraction. The site lies close to Lake Sasko (site 039) and is a transboundary IBA with `Velipoja' in Albania (site AL013).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding and feeding waders, several of which are species of European conservation concern. In summer 1988, 15,000 waders (Charadrii) were counted.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulcinj saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.