Cervia saltpans

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
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1995-1997 100 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1995-1997 100 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1998 1,600 breeding pairs C2, 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Saline di Cervia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 785 protected area overlaps with site 785
Salina di Cervia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,096 protected area contains site 0
Salina di Cervia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,096 protected area contains site 838
Riserva naturale Salina di Cervia Riserva Naturale Statale 765 protected area contains site 785


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
Coastline Salt marshes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cervia saltpans. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.