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Pools of Florence plain


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2000 6-8 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1999-2001 30-70 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Stagni della Piana Fiorentina e Pratese Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,902 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stagni della Piana Fiorentina e Pratese Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,902 protected area overlaps with site 964
Area naturale protetta di interesse locale Stagni di Focognano Altre Aree Naturali Protette Regionali 152 protected area overlaps with site 0
Area naturale protetta di interesse locale Podere la Querciola Altre Aree Naturali Protette Regionali 45 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pools of Florence plain. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pools-of-florence-plain-iba-italy on 28/02/2024.