A part of the Vasaknos fish-farm

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2000 8 breeding pairs B2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1996-1998 50 breeding pairs B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2000 130 breeding pairs C6

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vasaknų tvenkiniai Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66 protected area overlaps with site 66
Vasaknu biosferos poligonas Biosferos poligonas 66 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: A part of the Vasaknos fish-farm. Downloaded from on 05/07/2020.