Lake Ohrid

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 2000 32,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 2000 100 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1988-2000 30,000-40,000 individuals A4iii

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ohridsko Ezero Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 24,700 is identical to site 24,700
Ohrid Region World Heritage Site National Park Reserve 38,000 protected area contains site 25,100
Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 83,350 protected area contains site 24,850
Galichica Nacionalen Park 24,320 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Ohrid. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.