Lake Fundata

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1990-2006 200 individuals C2
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1990-2006 300 individuals C1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1990-2006 20 individuals C1, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-2006 20 individuals C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-2006 20,000 individuals C4

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Lacurile Fundata - Amara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,050 protected area overlaps with site 533


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Fundata. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.