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).
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.
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