Malopolska Wisla river gap

Country/territory: Poland

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

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 very unfavourable high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Malopolska Wisla river gap. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.