Hutovo blato

Country/territory: Bosnia and Herzegovina

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2011)
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Area: 7,411 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 not assessed high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
Areas of open water with extensive stands of emergent vegetation (Phragmites, Scirpus), wet meadows, riverine and water-edge forests (Salix, Populus, Alnus), and degraded Quercus and Carpinus woodland on high ground. Human activities include fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
Two species of global conservation concern breed at the site. Other breeding species include Phalacrocorax carbo, Botaurus stellaris, Ardeola ralloides, Nycticorax nycticorax, Egretta garzetta and Ardea purpurea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hutovo blato. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.