Ulcinj saltpans This is an IBA in danger! 

Year of compilation: 2000

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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Due to the presence of the salt-extraction plant, hunting and human disturbance are controlled, but the industry itself causes some disturbance, and changes in water-level sometimes flood nests.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulcinj saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.