Danube loess bluffs

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis and Haliaeetus albicilla.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are disturbance and hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Danube loess bluffs. Downloaded from on 06/03/2021.