PL002
Szczecin lagoon


Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 55,950 ha

Protection status:

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
The Polish part of Szczecin lagoon. The waters are shallow (mean depth 2-3 m) and extremely productive in fish, with high density of benthic organisms. Aquatic plants dominate in places, and shores are covered by reedbeds Phragmites and rushes Scirpus. The lagoon is used for shipping.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Szczecin lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/06/2018.