AL006
Karavasta Lagoon This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Albania

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 22,230 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high near favourable high
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Site summary
Divjaka-Karavasta National Park is the largest offshore wetland site of Albania. The overall complex, composed by five lagoons (c. 6,408 ha), sand dunes and a river mouth, has a surface of 22230 ha. 


The wetland complex of Divjaka-Karavasta or the National Park of Divjaka-Karavasta is a designated Ramsar Site , an Important Bird and Plant Area, an Emerald Site and finally a Natura 2000 Pilot Site.
All the above designations are based on its outstanding biodiversity values and particularly its crucial importance for migrating, wintering and nesting birds. 


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karavasta Lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021.