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Podunavlje and Lower Podravlje


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

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 2010 140-160 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2010 260-400 breeding pairs A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2010 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 2010 10-50 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2010 35-55 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 2010 130-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2010 8-12 males C6
Ixobrychus minutus NR breeding 2010 250-500 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2010 90-300 breeding pairs C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2010 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2010 50-75 breeding pairs C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 2010 20-40 breeding pairs C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 2010 300-400 individuals C2, C6
Himantopus himantopus NR breeding 2010 6-14 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2010 400-600 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2010 1-5 individuals B1iii, C2, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2010 10-15 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2010 48-52 breeding pairs B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2010 15-25 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 2010 40-60 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 2010 15-50 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2010 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
2013 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Srednji tok Drave (od Terezinog polja do Donjeg Miholjca) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,504 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Srednji tok Drave Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,504 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Podunavlje i donje Podravlje Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66,335 protected area overlaps with site 0
Podpanj Posebni rezervat 90 protected area overlaps with site 0
Osijek - Perivoj kralja Tomislava Spomenih parkovne arhitekture 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nature Park Kopacki rit (Kopacki rit) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 23,894 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mura-Drava-Danube UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 66,588 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mura - Drava Regionalni park 87,449 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kopaèki rit - rezervat Posebni rezervat 6,066 protected area contained by site 0
Kopaèki rit Park prirode 23,143 protected area contained by site 0
Kopački rit Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,127 protected area contained by site 0
Erdut Značajni krajobraz 160 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dunav S od Kopačkog rita Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,791 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dunav - Vukovar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,359 protected area overlaps with site 0
Donji tok Drave Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21,498 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Podunavlje and Lower Podravlje. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.