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Black Sea


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-2006 800-1,200 individuals C2, C6
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 200-300 individuals C1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1990-2006 410-520 individuals C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-2006 320-460 individuals C2, C6
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1990-2006 120-180 individuals C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-2006 12,000-15,000 individuals C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1990-2006 8,700-9,500 individuals C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1990-2006 1,500-4,000 individuals C3
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC winter 1990-2006 1,200-2,000 individuals C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1990-2006 2,000-20,000 individuals C3
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1990-2006 25,000-40,000 individuals C3
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU passage 1990-2006 10,000-17,000 individuals C2, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1990-2006 70-120 individuals C1, C2, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1990-2006 10,000-27,000 individuals C3
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC passage 1990-2006 700-1,200 individuals C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1990-2006 10,000-12,000 individuals C2
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC passage 1990-2006 40-90 individuals C2, C6
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1990-2006 20,000-50,000 individuals C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1990-2006 1,200-1,400 individuals C2, C6
Mew Gull Larus canus LC passage 1990-2006 8,000-14,000 individuals C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1990-2006 300-500 individuals C2, C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1990-2006 120-140 individuals C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1990-2006 2,300-2,500 individuals C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1990-2006 2,000-4,000 individuals C2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC passage 1990-2006 320-350 individuals C2, C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1990-2006 5,200-6,000 individuals C2, C6
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC passage 1990-2006 12,000-20,000 individuals C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 110,000-250,000 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zona marină de la Capul Tuzla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,947 protected area overlaps with site 719
Vama Veche - 2 Mai Rezervatie stiintifica 7,308 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vama Veche - 2 Mai Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,311 protected area overlaps with site 1,771
Plaja submersă Eforie Nord - Eforie Sud Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,717 protected area overlaps with site 141
Mlaștina Hergheliei - Obanul Mare și Peștera Movilei Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 232 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marea Neagră Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 149,144 protected area contains site 142,955
Lacul Techirghiol Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,951 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lacul Siutghiol Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,859 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Izvoarele sulfuroase submarine de la Mangalia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,785 protected area overlaps with site 362
Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 508,302 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Delta Dunării - zona marină Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 336,200 protected area overlaps with site 114,150
Delta Dunării Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 453,646 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 442,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Danube Delta World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 312,440 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Danube Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 647,000 protected area overlaps with site 5,000
Costinesti - 23 August Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,884 protected area overlaps with site 0
Complexul Sacalin Zătoane Rezervatie naturala 19,054 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Complexul Periteașca - Leahova Nature reserve 4,155 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cap Aurora Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,592 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Black Sea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022.