IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2001 8,000-10,000 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2001 2,000-4,000 individuals C3
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2001 30-35 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2001 7-8 breeding pairs C1, C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 2001 27-30 individuals C1
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2001 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2001 4 breeding pairs C6

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gemenc Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,704 protected area contains site 17,839
Gemenc Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,353 protected area contains site 17,839
Gemenc Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,873 protected area contained by site 16,873
Duna-Dráva National Park 49,751 protected area overlaps with site 17,779
Béda-Karapancsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,798 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gemenc. Downloaded from on 19/10/2019.