|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2016||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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A large brackish lake with marsh vegetation in some places and many islets. The surrounding area is dominated by cereal fields.
The most important passage site for Grus grus in Europe, it is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 cranes regularly pass in spring and autumn. It is also a very important site for wintering wildfowl and for breeding steppic birds.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gallocanta lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2019.