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Bielawa Swamps


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
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2008-2009 940-1,120 individuals C7

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)
2010 very high favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Grus grus Common Crane 16 16 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nadmorski Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 14,205 protected area contains site 0
Bielawskie Błota Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,101 protected area overlaps with site 744
Bielawa i Bory Bażynowe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,342 protected area overlaps with site 744
Bielawa Rezerwat Przyrody 721 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bielawa Swamps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.