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River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia


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
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1994 5-20 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1994 max 2,045 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1994 max 80 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Owl Athene noctua LC resident 1996 50-100 breeding pairs B2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1994 3 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1994 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1996 20-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris LC breeding 1996 150-300 breeding pairs B3

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)
Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Regional Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Lanca di Gerole Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 48 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Bosco Ronchetti Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 28 protected area contained by site 0
Paludi di Ostiglia Regional Nature Reserve 123 protected area contained by site 123
Palude di Ostiglia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 123 protected area contained by site 123
Lancone di Gussola Regional Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Garzaia di Pomponesco Regional Nature Reserve 23 protected area contained by site 23

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
hunting -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.