A permanently flooded area of flood-plain, c.30 km long and c.2-3 km wide, adjacent to the Bodrog and Tisza rivers. The high groundwater level results from the effects of the dam at Tiszalök. The area includes natural and artificial oxbow lakes, marshes, wet grasslands, flood-plain forests and several non-native poplar Populus plantations. Human activities include grazing, mowing, arable farming, angling and hunting.
An important site for wetland birds and raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the abandonment of land-management practices and the early cutting of hay, both of which have a detrimental effect on Crex crex numbers. Afforestation is another major threat, as grassland management is now considered to be uneconomic. Burning can destroy the nesting-sites of herons unless properly controlled. The enlargement of the existing LPA is in process.
National Partial International Partial1,123 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Long-erdõ, 1,123 ha). 3,782 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Tokaj-Bodrogzug, 4,242 ha). 3,782 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Bodrogzug, 3,782 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bodrogzug–Taktaköz. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2021.