Derdap gorge

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2000-2008 min 3,500 individuals B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 2000-2008 min 15,000 individuals B1i
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 2000-2008 min 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 2000-2008 min 40,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 2000-2008 min 11,000 individuals B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 2000-2008 min 700 individuals B1i
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops LC breeding 2001-2006 80-100 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 2001-2007 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2001-2006 2-3 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2000-2008 75,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nacionalni park Djerdap Nacionalni park 63,786 protected area overlaps with site 63,500


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Derdap gorge. Downloaded from on 08/07/2020.