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Lake Megali Prespa


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1996 462 individuals A1, A4i, B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zgavra e Zaverit,Prespë Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Venjat e Kallamasit Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shpella e Trenit Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Prespa Park Kombetar 27,750 protected area contains site 0
Lake Prespa National Park National Park 0 protected area contains site 10,000
Ishulli i Malligradit Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dushqet e Manastirit (Djellas Prespë) Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dushkaja e Katër Lisave Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Albanian Prespa Lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 15,119 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Megali Prespa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.