IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
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
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 2001 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2001 4 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Gemenc Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,873 protected area overlaps with site 16,873
Gemenc Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,704 protected area contains site 17,839
Gemenc Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,641 protected area overlaps with site 17,839
Duna-Dráva Nemzeti 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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) 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 more information about the IUCN 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 -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gemenc. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.