Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 45,286 ha

Protection status:

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
A natural wetland which has partially been converted into over 20 fish-ponds. Aquatic vegetation, including reedbeds (Phragmites), is abundant and covers approximately 60% of the site. Surrounding the ponds are sand-hills, uncultivated areas, a Robinia plantation and grassland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding wetland species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Blahniţa. Downloaded from on 05/12/2020.