Located in the south-east of Vojvodina, south Banat, the IBA comprises an elongated elliptical tract of sand, spreading from the Danube north towards Vladimirovac and Banatski Karlovac. It covers grazing-pasture, steppic habitats, woodland, scrub, conifer plantations, vineyards and agricultural land.
An important site for breeding species of forest and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila heliaca (breeding) and Crex crex (breeding).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the afforestation of pasture and steppic habitats with pine Pinus and false acacia Robinia, overgrowth by scrub, and intensive hunting. Work to remove Robinia and Crataegus from grasslands has begun, and watering holes have been constructed. Plans exist to propose the area as a Biosphere Reserve. A management plan exists for the site.
National Partial International None29,640 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Deliblatska Peèara, 29,640 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deliblatska pescara. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2022.