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Lower Vistula River Valley This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2006-2009 98-120 males C1
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 2005-2008 6,000-8,000 individuals C2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 2005-2008 750-1,100 individuals C1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2004-2008 102-119 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1998 60 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2004-2008 255-353 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2007-2008 15-19 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1998-2000 360 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004-2009 20,000 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Żuław Gdańskich Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 31,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zespo/l/ Nadwis/lan/skich Parko/w Krajobrazowych Landscape Park 35,400 protected area overlaps with site 10,000
Zespó Nadwiolañskich Parków Krajobrazowych Landscape Park 25,965 unknown 33,306
Włocławska Dolina Wisły Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,764 protected area overlaps with site 2,736
Wiosło Małe Rezerwat Przyrody 25 protected area contained by site 0
Wiosło Duże Rezerwat Przyrody 30 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wielka Kępa Rezerwat Przyrody 27 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wielka Ke/pa [Forest Reserve] Nature Reserve 28 protected area contained by site 28
Vistula River Mouth Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,748 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ujście Wisły Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,748 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ujscie Wisly Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 1,751 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Strefy Krawędziowej Kotliny Toruńskiej Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 11,638 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Środkowożuławski Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 3,024 protected area overlaps with site 0
Solecka Dolina Wisły Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,030 protected area overlaps with site 5,980
Rzeki Szkarpawy Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 4,341 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rzeki Nogat (woj. pomorskie) Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 11,928 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rzeka Drwęca Rezerwat Przyrody 1,594 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostrów Panieński Rezerwat Przyrody 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Niziny Ciechocińskiej Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 38,207 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nieszawska Dolina Wisły Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,892 protected area overlaps with site 3,040
Nadwiślański Park Krajobrazowy Park Krajobrazowy 42,155 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nadwiślański (woj. pomorskie) Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 4,723 protected area overlaps with site 0
Linie NR (Peatbog Reserve) Nature Reserve 13 unknown 12
Las Mątawski Rezerwat Przyrody 231 protected area contained by site 0
Las Mariański Rezerwat Przyrody 31 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kępa Bazarowa Rezerwat Przyrody 33 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gniewski Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 2,330 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dybowska Dolina Wisły Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,392 protected area overlaps with site 1,004
Dolna Wisła Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,374 protected area overlaps with site 6,793
Doliny Kwidzyńskiej Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 2,121 protected area overlaps with site 0
Doliny Drwęcy Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 55,552 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dolina Drwęcy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,562 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dolina Dolnej Wisły Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33,559 protected area overlaps with site 28,812
Cytadela Grudziądz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 223 protected area overlaps with site 50
Chełmiński Park Krajobrazowy Park Krajobrazowy 21,242 protected area overlaps with site 0
Białej Góry Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 4,549 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
Other -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
unknown -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Vistula River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.