Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava

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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding - 100-200 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding - 10-41 breeding pairs B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding - 100-120 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding - 5-31 breeding pairs B2
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding - 10-43 breeding pairs B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding - 200-423 breeding pairs B2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding - 5-22 breeding pairs B2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding - 144 breeding pairs B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC resident - 2,000 breeding pairs A4i
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident - 10-27 breeding pairs A1, B2
Collared Sand Martin Riparia riparia LC breeding - 4,000-4,700 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding - 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Veliki Pažut Posebni rezervat 514 protected area contained by site 700
Repas Nature Park Nature Park 3,886 protected area contained by site 0
Delta Neretve Other Area 24,871 protected area contained by site 24,871


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava. Downloaded from on 15/04/2021.