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Dnister delta This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 1992 130 breeding pairs B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage 1992 25,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 1993 120-1,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1993 1,000-2,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1993 100-150 breeding pairs B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1992 110-330 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1993 2,000-2,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1992 20,000-49,999 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser anser Greylag Goose 130 130 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Anas crecca 25000 3000 breeding pairs 12 very unfavourable
Fulica atra Common Coot 2000 2000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 810 310 breeding pairs 39 very unfavourable
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-heron 1750 200 breeding pairs 12 very unfavourable
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron 125 100 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Ardea alba Great White Egret 220 110 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 2500 2000 breeding pairs 80 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Northern Part of the Dniester Liman Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 20,000 protected area contained by site 20,000
Nizhnednestrovskiy National Park 21,311 protected area contained by site 21,311
Dniester-Turunchuk Crossrivers Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 76,000 protected area overlaps with site 10,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dnister delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.