Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 68,002 ha

Association BIOM

Site description
Natural alluvial landscapes along the River Drava from the mouth of the River Mura, east to its mouth with the River Danube. Area includes extensive alluvial Quercus forests, wet meadows, pastures, and small freshwater wetlands. The river has created 40-m-high cliffs and numerous meanders, as well as gravel islands.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding herons and storks.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.