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Olt valley


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1990-2006 450-700 individuals C3
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2006 240-310 individuals C2, C6
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-2006 20,000-30,000 individuals C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1990-2006 3,000-5,000 individuals C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-2006 1,000-2,000 individuals C2, C6
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1990-2006 80-200 individuals C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-2006 20,000-50,000 individuals C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1990-2006 30-50 breeding pairs C1
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1990-2006 60,000-100,000 individuals C3
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1990-2006 70-82 breeding pairs C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1990-2006 1,500-2,000 individuals C2, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1990-2006 1,500-2,500 individuals C3
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990-2006 30-60 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 20,000 individuals 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valea Oltului Inferior Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 52,790 protected area overlaps with site 27,219
Valea Oltețului Nature reserve 1,568 protected area overlaps with site 0
Valea Oltețului Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,568 protected area overlaps with site 166
Râul Olt între Mărunței și Turnu Măgurele Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,217 protected area overlaps with site 0
Platforma Cotmeana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,554 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pădurea Reșca Hotărani Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,648 protected area contained by site 1,652
Pădurea Reșca Natural monument 51 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Olt valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.