Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube

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 passage 1994 1,000 individuals A1, A4i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1991 50 breeding pairs A1, B2
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter - 20,000 individuals B1i
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding - 100 breeding pairs B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding - 100-400 breeding pairs B2
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding - 70 breeding pairs B1i, B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident - 15-20 breeding pairs A1, B2

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)
Prud Posebni rezervat 261 protected area contained by site 261
Podunavlje i donje Podravlje Other Area 66,402 is identical to site 66,402
Podpanj Posebni rezervat 90 protected area contained by site 75
Nature Park Kopacki rit (Kopacki rit) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 23,894 protected area contained by site 23,894
Mura-Drava Regional Park 87,681 protected area overlaps with site 23,656
Kopaèki rit - rezervat Posebni rezervat 6,066 protected area contained by site 7,220
Kopaèki rit Park prirode 23,143 protected area contained by site 17,700


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 Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube. Downloaded from on 07/08/2022.