Kopacki Rit Special Zoological Reserve

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 7,000 ha

Association BIOM

Site description
An area of flood-plain of the Rivers Danube and Drava, with extensive Salix, Populus and Quercus forests. There are numerous channels and oxbows, extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and a large fish-pond complex.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding herons. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca, Falco naumanni, Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kopacki Rit Special Zoological Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.