PL096
Malopolska Wisla river gap


Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2010)
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Area: 6,526 ha

Protection status:

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
An unmodified part of the Wis³a (Vistula) riverbed, 36 km long, with meanders, high banks, numerous islands and sandbars, from Józefów town to Kazimierz Dolny town. The islands vary in character, from low, bare sandy islets to larger, higher islands, covered with willow Salix scrub, forest of Salix and poplar Populus, hay meadows and pasture. The river is extensively used by boat traffic.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (10 pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malopolska Wisla river gap. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.