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Brzeszcze ponds


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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2008 226 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 2007-2008 3-9 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2004-2008 215 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 500 500 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-heron 226 30 breeding pairs 14 very unfavourable
Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern 215 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stawy w Brzeszczach Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,059 protected area overlaps with site 1,876

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brzeszcze ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.