Cesma River Carp Fishponds

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2010)
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Area: 23,119 ha

Association BIOM

Site description
The area consists of four carp fishpond complexes (Siscani, Blatnica, Narta and Vuksinac) with well developed emergent and floating vegetation, surrounded by pedunculate oak forest, wet meadows and mosaic landscape. The fishponds are an important breeding area for waterbirds. Main threats are possible loss of carp fishponds due to abandonment of fish production, agricultural intensification, intensified forest management and excessive or illegal hunting.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cesma River Carp Fishponds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.