IBA criteria met: B1b, B3a, C6 (2019)
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Area: 5,304 ha
Site description (baseline)
Steep loess bluffs up to 50 m in height, bordering the Danube between Banovci and Slankamen. Individual trees and abundant herbaceous vegetation survive along the upper edges of the bluffs; low-lying areas are undermined by the main river current at times of high flow. Human activities include extracting loess for use as building material.
Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis and Haliaeetus albicilla.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Danube loess bluffs. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3080 on 03/06/2023.