IT062
Grado and Marano lagoon


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1998-2000 13,867 individuals C3
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1998-2000 80-90 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997-2000 76 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1998-1999 76 breeding pairs C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1998-1999 16-171 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 1997-1999 39 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997-1999 20-36 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1999-2000 58,688 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle Cavanata e Banco Mula di Muggia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 860 protected area contained by site 860
Valle Cavanata e Banco Mula di Muggia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 860 protected area contained by site 0
Valle Cavanata Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 243 protected area overlaps with site 243
Valle Canal Novo Regional Nature Reserve 128 protected area contained by site 128
Riserva naturale Foci dello Stella Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,377 protected area contained by site 1,450
Riserva naturale della Valle Cavanata Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 394 protected area overlaps with site 340
Riserva naturale della Valle Canal Novo Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 121 protected area contained by site 0
Relitti di Posidonia presso Grado Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna di Marano: Foci dello Stella Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,400 protected area contained by site 1,400
Laguna di Marano e Grado Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,363 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna di Marano e Grado Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,363 protected area contained by site 16,363
Bosco Sacile Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 145 protected area contained by site 145
Boschi di Muzzana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 350 protected area overlaps with site 350
Anse del Fiume Stella Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 78 protected area overlaps with site 78

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grado and Marano lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2022.