Lake Prespa

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT resident 1998 5-10 breeding pairs B2
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1988 8,000 individuals B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT resident 2007 150-300 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1998 20-50 breeding pairs B3

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)
Prespansko Ezero Spomenik na prirodata 18,830 protected area contained by site 0
Lake Prespa Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 18,920 protected area overlaps with site 18,920
Galichica Nacionalen Park 24,320 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ezerani Park na prirodata 1,916 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Prespa. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.