IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2011)
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Area: 28,624 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2016||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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Site description (baseline)
A large brackish lake with marsh vegetation in some places and many islets. The surrounding area is dominated by cereal fields.
The most important passage site for Grus grus in Europe, it is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 cranes regularly pass in spring and autumn. It is also a very important site for wintering wildfowl and for breeding steppic birds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gallocanta lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1802 on 29/05/2023.